Accession Number:

ADA528338

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. May 2006

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War, part of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons CCW, will enter into force on 12 November 2006. The Protocol stipulates that parties to armed conflicts must mark, clear, and destroy all explosive remnants of war on the territory, including internal waters, under their control offer assistance in areas not under their control and share information with organizations involved in clearance activities. It applies to ordnance that existed even prior to the entry into force of this Protocol Art. 2, Par. 5.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE