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Director-General Participates in the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the CCW, Delivers Message of UN Secretary-General

Director-General Participates in the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the CCW, Delivers Message of UN Secretary-General

15 November 2012

The Director-General delivered the message of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). In his message, the Secretary-General strongly urged Parties to continue exploring all possible avenues for ensuring that anti-vehicles mines no longer harm civilians, impede the delivery of humanitarian aid or obstruct social and economic development. He also repeated his call for more focused attention on the issue of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.