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@ITF_fund: We thank one of our greatest friends Amb @SeanOReganIRL @IrlEmbLjubljana for his contirbution to ITF and wish him a… https://t.co/9VyW81k3vk
@ITF_fund: ITF se iskreno zahvaljuje VP Grmeku @SLOinBIH za nepogrešljivo pomoč pri delovanju ITF v #BiH in mu želi uspešno na… https://t.co/lCEr3IaWOm
@ITF_fund: Broadening our knowledge on ammunition effects on the #environment in Bucharest, #Romania, organised by #STO @NATO https://t.co/dV54QIEMdi
@ITF_fund: ITF is advancing with a project in #Colombia w/ @theGICHD helping @daicma establish a team of Quality Managers… https://t.co/CFgcwdSqFy
@ITF_fund: We are expanding our activities in #Albania! Albanian MoD and ITF signed an agreement on conventional weapons destr… https://t.co/34lGGKedfR
@ITF_fund: Any guesses what we are up to this time? First glimpse coming in a week or two. https://t.co/6AXF69hGxx
@ITF_fund: Presenting the final report of a project enabling scholarships for 23 landmine/UXO victims in #BIH to H. E. Esen Al… https://t.co/nIMkGcBGk2

12th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty

04.12.2012
In period  3-7 December 2012, exactly 15 years after the Mine Ban Treaty was opened for signature in Ottawa, Canada, governments, international agencies, and civil society are gathering in Geneva for the treaty’s 12th Meeting of States Parties (12MSP). Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karl Erjavec attended the opening of 12MSP and gave a speech when Slovenia has taken over the Presidency. 
 
ITF representatives Mr. Dorijan Marši?, Director, Mr. Goran Ga?nik, Deputy Director and Mr. Iztok Ho?evar, Adviser for international relations are actively participating at the conference and have on the first day of the Meeting, 3 December 2012 organized side event hosted by Slovenia. Welcoming remarks were given by 12 MSP President, H.E. Mr. Matjaž Kova?i?, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the UN and Mr. Dorijan Marši?. ITF presented its best practices in regional cooperation in Mine Action.

The experience of the Slovenia-based ITF has shown that a broader, regional approach can lead to efficiencies and reduced costs in mine action projects and programs in achieving their common goal of mine/ERW-free land. The exchange of best practices, lessons learned, excellence in work, know-how, and coordination of activities in the field of mine action are key components, and are also conducive to confidence building process in the long run. Regional cooperation can also promote post-conflict social and political reconciliation in the region.