Humanitarian Mine Action Progress Under the Mine Ban Treaties
Remarks at Seminar on Humanitarian Mine Action, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
“The legacy of the war in the Balkans has many aspects. The dangers of landmines are a major factor standing in the way of a full recovery for the peoples of the Balkan region. The harm to civilians is the most urgent and compelling problem. The rendering of agricultural land unusable is another major impediment to restoration of prosperity. The fear of landmines stands in the way of the return of populations displaced by conflict. These conditions are obstacles to political stability.”