Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

CISR envisions a world where people can build peaceful and prosperous futures free from the repercussions of conflict and disaster.

We help communities affected by conflict and trauma through innovative and reliable research, training, information exchange, and direct services such as:

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Alvaro Jimenez of Colombia Contra las Minas, said that due to the extent of the conflict, the mine problem is continuing to escalate making it “impossible that Colombia is free of mines by 2021.”

Colombia is unable to meet the 2021 Ottawa Treaty deadline to eliminate landmines said a Colombian anti-landmine campaigner Tuesday.

Alvaro Jimenez of Colombia Contra las Minas, said that due to the extent of the conflict the mine problem is continuing to escalate making it “impossible that Colombia is free of mines by 2021.”

The 2001 Ottawa Treaty committed Colombia to total elimination of landmines by 2011, however at that stage a 10-year extension had to be granted giving Colombia until 2021 to remove all the mines, a goal which according to Millan is now impossible.

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