Communiqué of the 1146th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council, Held on 3 April 2023, on “Commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action: Impact on Peace and Security in Africa”.
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The Council underscored the need to include the participation of victims of anti-personnel landmines in the PSC meetings on mine action, as well as in related activities of the Commission and reiterated the need to ensure the full implementation of the Maputo Action Plan with the support of the Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs) and partners in order to attain the goal of a landmine-free world by 2025; encouraged Member States to fulfil their obligations pursuant to Article 5 of the Convention relating to the destruction of anti-personnel mines and, in this respect; also encouraged Member States to submit their reports on the implementation of the Maputo Action Plan and Ottawa Convention in accordance with Article 7 of the latter. The Council also agreed to organize the next commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, as an Open Session that will bring together all Member States and RECs/RMs, partners, and other relevant stakeholders, to share their respective experiences, lessons, and best practices.
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