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State Secretary Hans Brattskar attends the Third Review Conference for the Mine Ban Convention in Maputo, Mozambique. 
Photo: ICBL.State Secretary Hans Brattskar attends the Third Review Conference for the Mine Ban Convention in Maputo, Mozambique. Photo: ICBL

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Convention, and this was celebrated from 23-27 June, when States, international organisations and civil society gathered for the Third Review Conference for the Mine Ban Convention in Maputo, Mozambique.

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Photo: Gita Simonsen/UD.

As one of the Coordinators on Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), the Norwegian Mission hosted a workshop on May 27 in Arabic, focusing on the promotion of the Convention among Arabic States.

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This week experts have gathered in Geneva to discuss lethal autonomous weapons. At the Meeting Norway said that the development of such weapons raises a number of legal and ethical questions, including their compatibility with the basic rules and principles of international law.

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Statement by Norway on Stockpile Destruction

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Director Sten Arne Rosnes presented the the March 2013 Oslo-Conference in Nayarit. 
Photo: Janne Haraldsen .

The humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons detonations has increasingly been recognized as a global concern. 146 countries participated in the successful follow-up conference in Nayarit, Mexico 13 – 14 February.

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General Statement by Norway

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Norwegian statement during Working Group on Clearance and Risk Reduction. Inter sessional informal meetings, 7 – 9 April 2014.

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Photo: Gita Simonsen.

As Coordinator on Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), the Norwegian Mission in Geneva attended two workshops on February 20 (in English) and 24 (in French), focusing on the promotion of the Convention among African States.

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Norway attended the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Mexico February 13 and 14th.

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