Algeria, elected member of Committee on Assistance to Victims of Antipersonnel Mines
GENEVA- Algeria has been elected as a member of the Committee on Assistance to Antipersonnel Mine Victims for a two-year term (2021-2022).
The election took place during the proceedings of the 18th Assembly of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, held from November 16 to 20, 2020.
The role of this committee, whose current composition includes Algeria, Ecuador, Thailand, and Sweden, is to support the States Parties in their efforts, at the national level, by presenting conclusions and recommendations, in particular on the progress and achievements recorded and on the difficulties to be resolved, in order to strengthen assistance to victims.
By this election, the States Parties recognize Algeria’s pioneering role in the fight against anti-personnel mines and the care of victims dating from the war of national liberation.
As a reminder, the Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines entered into force in Algeria on April 9, 2002.
Since its opening for signature in 1997, no less than 164 countries have ratified or acceded to the convention.