Antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions are indiscriminate weapons that injure and kill civilians in every corner of the globe, every day. They don’t recognize ceasefires and claim victims long after the end of conflicts. They instill fear in communities and are a lethal barrier to development.
The Mine Ban Treaty (1997) is the best framework for solving the problems still posed by antipersonnel mines all over the world. The mobilization of thousands of ordinary citizens, through the International Campaign To Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC) campaign network, has played a crucial part in the adoption of this international treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.
SPADO being the official contact point of the International Campaign To Ban Landmines (ICBL), laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize and Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC) is striving for the universalization of the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. At the same time the organization is promoting and creating awareness, providing risk education to the conflict affected communities and striving for the rehabilitation of landmine victims in Pakistan.