2013 saw major milestones in quest for a mine free worldListen /
There's been a drop in landmine casualties after a decline in the use of anti-personnel mines and increased global funding for mine action since the adoption of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.
That's the message delivered by the mine ban community at the 2 December opening of the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties (13MSP) of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
However, new evidence in 2013 shows that Yemen, a Mine Ban Treaty member state, laid thousands of mines in 2011. Furthermore, allegations that other State Parties have used anti-personnel mines persist.
Jocelyne Sambira has more.