Addressing explosive ordnance in peace processes

30.03.2009

By Non classé, Non classé

All modern armed conflicts result in explosive ordnance contamination. Before and after the cessation of hostilities, the presence of unexploded and abandoned explosive ordnance—landmines, cluster munitions,bombs and warheads, and a range of other explosive devices—presents immediate and long-term threats and challenges for local populations, returnees and governments. The lives that these weapons claim, the horrific injuries and disabilities that they inflict, and the ongoing strains that they impose on war-ravaged economies and depleted health and social welfare systems all justify the attention of those around the peace negotiation table.

 

 

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