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December 3, 2012: Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Anniversaries of Conventions on Landmines and Cluster Munitions

With the helpful leadership of Krishna Bahadur Gishing, Co-Coordinator of the National Network of Mine Victims, NCBL hosted an event in Dolakha District on 3December 2012 to commemorate the International Day of Person with Disabilities as well as the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions anniversaries. The event started off with speeches by […]

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NCBL Attends Victim Assistance Seminar in Vientiane, Laos

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NCBL Coordinator Purna Shova Chitrakar, and Mine Action Program Support Officer Helaine Boyd attended the South East and South Asia Regional Victim Assistance Seminar in Vientiane, Lao PDR from November 20th ~ 22, 2012, hosted by Handicap International. The seminar’s objective was to foster cooperation and collaboration between government representatives and civil society actors, and […]

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NCBL Hosts National Seminar on the Achievements of the Ottawa Treaty and Mine Action

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On November 9, 2012, NCBL brought together representatives from major political parties, high level government officials, and members of the International Development community to participate in a national seminar to discuss the progress of mine action so far, and what needs to be done to secure a landmine-free world in the future. Participants met at […]

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NCBL to Host Candle-Lighting Event on November 8, 2012

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NCBL will be hosting a candle-lighting event in their office on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 4pm. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The event will last for approximately 1 to 2 hours. The event activity will focus on creating an art-installation piece with the logo of the Ottawa Treaty as inspiration. […]

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The Impact of Armed Violence on Women : Article

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Purna Shova Chitrakar, founder and coordinator of NCBL has been published in the pilot issue of Rupantaran, a journal produced by the Nepal Armed Violence Reduction Working Group, for which NCBL is an active member. In her article, Purna writes about the impact of armed violence on women and recommends stronger legislation to support female […]

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NCBL ”Celebrates with Action” for ICBL’s 20th Anniversary

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The month of October 2012 marks the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) 20th Anniversary.  As an active member of ICBL, NCBL will be ‘Celebrating with Action’ in the coming weeks and month as a lead up to the 12th Meeting of State Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva in December. This anniversary […]

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Want to know more about the Mine Ban Treaty?

Educational Resources: Ottawa Convention, also known as the Mine Ban Treaty, can be viewed on the United Nations website: http://www.un.org/Depts/mine/UNDocs/ban_trty.htm The International Committee of the Red Cross – main website: http://www.icrc.org/eng/index.jsp The International Committee of the Red Cross – Nepal Branch website: http://www.icrc.org/eng/where-we-work/asia-pacific/nepal/index.jsp Nepal Red Cross Society website: http://www.nrcs.org/home/index.php  

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Mine Action Bulletin – September 2012

Click on the file attachment below to read up on NCBL activities over the past 4 months! NCBL Mine Action Bulletin September 2012

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NCBL Conducts Cluster Munition Presentation to the Nepal Armed Police Force

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On Friday, September 7, 2012, NCBL Coordinator Purna Shova Chitrakar and Mines Action Canada officer Helaine Boyd visited the Armed Police Force (APF) Headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal for a discussion on cluster munitions with senior officials. Helaine Boyd presented on the issue, explaining the impact of cluster bombs on the local and international community, as […]

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NCBL and National Network of Mine Victims Create Delegation on Victim Assistance

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On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, NCBL staff and coordinators of the National Network of Mine Victims (NNMV), who are affiliated with NCBL, came together to form a delegation on raising the issue of victim assistance in Nepal. The delegation consisted of NCBL Coordinator Purna Shova Chitrakar, NCBL staff Helaine Boyd, and Co-Coordinators of the NNMV, […]

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