Antipersonnel mines - Review Conference to the Ottawa Convention (Maputo, 23-27 June 2014) [fr]
As Mozambique hosts this week the third review conference of the Ottawa Convention on antipersonnel mines ban, France reaffirms its committment regarding the elimination of these weapons.
Very committed to the universalisation of the convention, France welcomes the announcement of the membership of the Sultanate of Oman, becoming the 162th State Party.
In the margin of the conference, and jointly with Benin and Japan, France organises an event aiming at valuing the actions of the Humanitarian Demining Training Centre of Ouidah (Benin). This centre, to which we financially contribute, trained more than 1300 deminers from 28 African states. France dedicates every year important funding to demining training, in order to reinforce the technical capabilities of the affected states and create an autonomous national expertise. France subsidizes also, through the French Development Agency, the NGO programmes aiming notably at assisting victims and their social reintegration.