So long as there is war and conflict in the world, there
will be humanitarian emergencies. So long as there are landmines
in the ground, people will be deprived of their basic right to a
decent life; communities will be denied the opportunity to prosper;
nations will be depleted of resources needed to rebuild and develop.
Yet with the continued support of Member States, we have
the means to end this suffering. To that end, the United Nations
Mine Action Service is one of our most precious resources.
Landmines are silent, secret weapons. They
have been placed in over 60 countries around the world. In this
web site, you can learn about these dangerous weapons and how you
can help make the world safe from landmines.
Kofi Annan, Secretary-General
of the United Nations
Introduction to the Landmine Problem--and
the Landmine Solution