Accession Number:

ADA528473

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. November 2006 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War ERW of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons came into force on 12 November 2006, almost three years after it was adopted. The Protocol stipulates that Parties should take remedial measures to mark and clear, remove or destroy unexploded ordnance or abandoned explosive ordnance as early as possible after hostilities have ended, whether they control the territory or not, by cooperating directly or indirectly with all parties involved through quick and accurate information exchange. The Protocol is not retroactive, covering only wars occurring after its entry into force. As of the end of November, there were 27 States Parties to the Protocol. The Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2007 found that 26 out of 29 war-ravaged countries or territories surveyed are beleaguered with the lurking remnants of cluster bombs and other explosives. In 2007, the focus of the Projects will be on unexploded ordnance, aiming to deal with the aftermath of conflicts that took place before Protocol V entered into force.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE