Mine Free Myanmar was formerly known as Halt Mine Use in Burma. This campaign was originally launched in 2004 as a country focused campaign of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). This website is aimed at an international audience and seeks to provide regularly updated information regarding efforts to achieve a landmine ban in Myanmar, or Burma as it is also known. Since 2012, a national campaign has been launched, comprised of local NGOs and situated in Rangoon.
The ICBL is a global network in over 90 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives. The Campaign was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to bring about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Since then, we have been advocating for the words of the treaty to become a reality, demonstrating on a daily basis that civil society has the power to change the world.
As of 1 January 2014, 161 countries, 80% of the world’s governments, have ratified or acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty. Myanmar/Burma is not one of them.