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Bhutan declares itself free of landmines

4th December 2013

Bhutan has become the latest state to declare that it has cleared all known anti-personnel mines in areas under its jurisdiction or control as required by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, which bans the use, stockpile, production… [source: AP Mine Ban Convention]

Nepal: Ban welcomes peaceful conduct of Constituent Assembly polls

20th November 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of yesterday’s elections for members of the Constituent Assembly, which is tasked with drafting the country’s new constitution. “The new Constituent Assembly will have the historic responsibility… [source: UN News Centre]