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Overview


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International Organisations


The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a global network in over 70 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions, where landmine and cluster munition survivors can lead fulfilling lives. The Campaign was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to bring about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. See here for the non-signatories.

The Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions. Separate articles in the Convention concern assistance to victims, clearance of contaminated areas and destruction of stockpiles. The Convention becomes binding international law when it enters into force on 1 August 2010. See here for the states that have adopted the convention.

Apopo is a social enterprise that researches, develops, and deploys detection rat technology for humanitarian purposes, including landmine detection. HeroRATs is a public campaign to raise awareness about APOPO's work. It is being funded by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation to expand its work to Thailand.

The peaceBOMB project produces amazing bracelets, made from bomb materials and scrap metal from the Secret War in Laos during Vietnam. They’re designed by social business ARTICLE 22 and created by artisans in Laos; proceeds from the bracelets support the artisans and their communities through a locally run Village Development Fund, which provides loans to poor families. peaceBOMB also raises awareness and funds for Laos – the most heavily bombed country in history.

SG Organisations & Companies

Singapore Technologies Engineering is a global, integrated, engineering group with capabilities spanning the aerospace, electronics, marine, and land systems sectors. They provide integrated engineering solutions for customers in over 80 countries, and seek out complementary technologies in areas such as biometrics, robotics, artificial intelligence and explosive detection.

Saught is a social business which creates products from landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) to support sustainability in post-conflict countries.

Key Projects


Project 11- Collect ring tabs is a campaign by Youth@kmspks to collect ring tabs from drink and food cans, which will be recycled into materials for making components of prosthetic limbs to benefit the disabled who are in need.


A Campaign to Ban Landmines was launched in Singapore on 16 June 2001, with a week of activities organized by the Think Centre in cooperation with the Bangkok-based Nonviolence International. In February 2004, the Think Centre, in collaboration with the multinational advertising company M&C Saatchi Singapore, launched a Cambodian Landmine Survivors Support Campaign with a photo exhibition. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the issue and to support landmine victims in Cambodia.

The Green Volunteers collect can tabs to be sent to Chiangmai to be recycled into artificial limbs for landmine victims. NorthLight School students are also helping in the efforts.

Rapp Collins is an ad agency that carried out a Landmine Frizbee campaign in Singapore.

Videos & Publications


Article by The Online Citizen reports on how a global coalition of civil society groups intends to strip Singapore Technologies Engineering of over US$1 billion because of its manufacture of cluster weapons.

Landmine & Cluster Munitions Monitor has a balanced report on Singapore.

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