Landmines, Cluster Munitions, Small Arms and Light Weapons: Status of Global Efforts to Control and Prevent Injuries


Room: 120
28.08.2010, Sat  15.15 - 16.45

Organizer: Aiming for Prevention

Speakers:
Ime John MD, MPH, PhD, IPPNW Co-president, Nigeria - Small arms and light weapons
Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey, Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Environmental Protection - Landmine Monitor, Landmine Education activist ? Landmines
Chris Bem, MD, Medact (IPPNW affiliate UK)
Dr. Sebastian Taylor, Chief Executive, Action on Armed Violence ? Explosive Munitions

Moderator: Robert Mtonga MD, IPPNW Zambia, ICBL Advisory Committee, Zambia Landmine Monitor, Steering Committee Cluster Munitions Coalition

This workshop will review the status of major international initiatives on small arms, cluster munitions, and landmines, including relevant treaties and agreements, as well as public health research, education and advocacy programs. The role and activities of IPPNW affiliates and other health professionals in this current work will be discussed, as well as strategies for future work and how to engage more IPPNW members to participate in coming years.