WMA Resolution supporting The Ottawa Convention


(Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction)
Adopted by the 50th World Medical Assembly, Ottawa, Canada, October 1998
and amended by the 59th WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, October 2008

The World Medical Association:

  • expresses its support for the Ottawa Convention (also known as the landmine ban convention); and

  • urges its member National Medical Associations to press their governments to sign and ratify the Convention.

  • urges its member National Medical Associations to press their governments to cease manufacture, sale, deployment and use of landmines.