CIPR International invites you to a debate

CIPR International is supporting ‘Find a Better Way’ a charity which is currently working on a project to increase detection and removal of landmines across the world. If you would like to find out more and help them raise some money for this charity, read on…

 

This year is the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and to clear the 110 million ones still active around the world would, with current technology, would take more than 1,000 years.  Is a mine-free world still a realistic goal?

CIPR International, supported by The Royal Commonwealth Society, is hosting a debate and reception at the Commonwealth Club in London on November 19th to raise funds for the charity Find a Better Way.

Football icon Sir Bobby Charlton founded the charity to keep the issue live and raise money, as a result of visiting Bosnia and Cambodia.  The charity is developing, in partnership with the University of Manchester, the technology to accelerate the detection and safe removal of landmines globally.

BBC Diplomatic Producer Stuart Hughes who is to chair the debate is himself a landmine survivor.  He lost his leg in Iraq.  Panel members will include Chief Executive Nick Roseveare MBE, Mines Advisory Group International, Chief Executive Steven Smith, Action on Armed Violence, a member of the UK Government and Unicef New York’s Judy Grayson, Head of the child protection section work on armed violence and weapons.         

The debate will explore the successes and failures of the past 20 years and look to the future.  CIPR International will donate £10 from each £15 ticket sale to Find a Better Way.  The debate will be followed by questions and a networking reception for CIPR and Commonwealth Society members, MPs and journalists.

 

Link to booking form document: http://landmines20th.eventbrite.co.uk

 

From Pamela Mounter FCIPR

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