World Chronicle 892: Martin Barber, UN Mine Action Service

Preview Language:   English
28-Feb-2003 00:28:03
Michael Littlejohns interviews Martin Barber, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), for World Chronicle program 892.

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"TAKING ACTION AGAINST LANDMINES"

By some estimates there are currently at least 80 million landmines in more than 70 countries around the world. Like time-bombs set to explode long after the conflict is over, some mines remain active for more than 50 years. Removing them is not only extremely dangerous, but also very expensive. How effective is the Ottawa Convention - which imposes a total ban on antipersonnel landmines - in addressing this problem? Will Afghanistan ever be cleared of landmines and unexploded cluster bombs? What techniques are used to help make the fields of war safe again? In this edition of World Chronicle, these questions are explored with the help of Martin Barber, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
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Geographic Subjects
Creator
Livingston Hinckley, Director
Contributors
Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Michael Littlejohns, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; Richard Lipton, Technical Director; Aubrey Smith, Lights; Brian Walshe, James DeStefan, Jim Fasino, Camera; Charles Rini, Brian Osborn, Cheryl Taylor, Videotape; David Ganz,Video; Gary Roth, Audio; Mike Messina, Electronic Graphics; Saliha Bouima, Production Assistant; Guillermo Ortiz, Floor Manager; Angela Zubrzycki, Assistant Director
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DVCPRO
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4:3
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827891
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2123828
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