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6th Anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Entry into Force

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August 1st marks the day that the Convention on Cluster Munitions treaty was entered into force. To date, there are 100 States parties and 19 signatories. The convention prohibits the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions. Cluster munitions are explosive weapons which contain many submunitions within. They are designed to cover a large […]

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Entry Into Force 17th Anniversary

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March 1st marked the 17th anniversary of the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty. Nepal has yet to sign the treaty, therefore March 1st marks an important day for advocating to government officials the importance of signing. The Mine Ban Treaty bans the use, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines, and enforces stockpile […]

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Why Nepal still needs advocacy and survivor assistance

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The Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) specializes in the area of advocacy; mine risk education and survivor assistance with psychological support, social and economic inclusions and advocating for legislation and policies changes with the Nepalese government. Since 1995 NCBL has held many support groups and training sessions that allow survivors to communicate with each other […]

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March 1st treaty-into-force event

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March 1st marks the treaty-into-force day of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT). The MBT was a treaty of great importance in the movement to end the use of landmines worldwide. The treaty bans the use, production, and transfer of anti-personnel mines in addition to mandating stockpile destruction, mine field clearance, annual reporting, and victim assistance. […]

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What a year! A quick summary of 2014

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action!

Mine Risk Education This past year, NCBL collaborated with UNICEF Nepal in supporting the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) in carrying out Mine Risk Education orientation sessions. The purpose of these sessions was to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to lead Mine Risk Education (MRE) programs at the grassroots level (communities and […]

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People’s SAARC Regional Convergence 2014

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Let’s Talk about Disarmament and Peace Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions in South Asia As the 18th Summit of the SAARC is right around the corner, many South Asian organizations gathered in Kathmandu on November 22-24, during the People’s SAARC Regional Convergence 2014 Forum. This year’s slogan, People’s Movements Uniting South Asia for Democracy, Social […]

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Today’s Necessity: Solidarity to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

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        On August 1, 2013, the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) hosted an action event entitled: “Today’s Necessity: Solidarity to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.” The half-day symposium marked the 3rd anniversary of entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), an international treaty to ban the use, transfer, and […]

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NCBL Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of Landmine-Field Free Nepal

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On June 14, 2013, the Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) hosted a half-day seminar on the “Contribution of Mine Action to Peace and Security” to mark the 2nd Anniversary of Landmine-Field Free Nepal. On this day, two years ago, the UN officially declared Nepal a landmine-field free country after successfully clearing 53 fields of landmines […]

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Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL) Celebrates International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action

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April 3-4, 2013 Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal (NCBL), the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, and the Mine Action Joint Working group hosted a series of events for the 8th International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action. On April 3rd, survivors from 25 districts attended a full day Orientation which included risk education and a […]

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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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