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2014
-06/23/14   Landmine Clearance and Weapons Destruction Promotes Security Across the Americas
-06/13/14   Saving Lives in the South Pacific: Harnessing Data to Address Lingering Threats from WWII-Vintage Munitions
-05/25/14  Civilian Landmine Team Deploys to Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-05/16/14  United States Funds New Capacity-Building Training Program in Tajikistan To Promote International Conventional Weapons Destruction Efforts; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/23/14   Cooperative Clearance Efforts Help Make Cambodian Communities Safer
-04/16/14   STEMatState: Saving Lives through Advanced Engineering
-04/04/14   Clearing Landmines, Saving Lives
-04/02/14  Mines Advisory Group's 25th Anniversary: International Day for Mine Awareness;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller; Russell Senate Office Building; Washington, DC
-02/28/14   U.S. Support for Civilian Demining Promotes Security in Colombia

2013
-12/26/13  Iraq: Decade of U.S. Support for Conventional Weapons Destruction Saves Lives and Builds Capacity; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/04/13   A Dragonfly Rises
-12/02/13   Mine-Detection Dogs Sniff Out Hidden Hazards in Southern Iraq
-11/13/13   Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Mine Detection Dog Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina
-10/30/13   Helping Communities in Sri Lanka Build a Safer Future
-09/17/13   To Walk the Earth in Safety: Marking 20 Years of Promoting Peace and Security Through U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs
-09/17/13  To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases 20 Years of U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/13/13   Dark and Dangerous Waters: Cambodia's First Underwater Deminers Will Make Rivers Safer
-09/05/13   Seventy Years Later, a Different Kind of Island Hopping
-08/16/13   Surviving the Peace: New Film Captures Post-Conflict Challenges in Angola
-07/18/13   "Spirit of Soccer" Brings Help and Hope to Syrian Refugees
-07/16/13  U.S. Department of State Partners With Spirit of Soccer To Support Syrian Refugees; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/06/13   Afghanistan: Far from the NBA Finals, Another Tournament Came to Kandahar

2012
-12/19/12  United States Concludes Clean Up Effort at Albanian Explosion Site; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-11/19/12   In Montenegro, U.S. Marine Mammal Program Detects Underwater Unexploded Munitions
-10/10/12  Remarks to the Marshall Legacy Institute;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Washington, DC
-10/01/12   Recognizing the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Fellowship for Humanitarian Demining
-09/27/12  To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/12/12   Investing in Security: Program Develops New Generation of Humanitarian Demining Leaders
-06/19/12   South Sudan Integrated Mine Action Service Brings Security to War-Torn Communities
-06/08/12   Surviving the Peace: New Film Highlights Lingering Challenges in Laos
-06/07/12  Remarks at the UXO Equipment Handover Ceremony;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero; UXO Training Center; Vientiane, Laos
-05/17/12  State Department Completes Emergency Response to Clear Explosives Following Munitions Depot Disaster in the Republic of the Congo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-04/24/12  U.S. Commends Jordan's "Free of Minefields" Declaration; U.S. Embassy; Amman, Jordan
-04/05/12   Burundi Takes on Marking Small Arms After Successfully Clearing Landmines
-02/03/12  New Report Highlights Humanitarian Threat from "Dangerous Depots"; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/02/12  Addressing the Challenge of MANPADS Proliferation;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Stimson Center; Washington, DC
-01/20/12  U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program in Iraq; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC

2011
-12/19/11  Briefing on the Release of the Tenth Edition of the "To Walk the Earth in Safety" Report;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/19/11   Promoting Security Through Conventional Weapons Destruction and Humanitarian Demining
-12/19/11  Remarks at the Release of the Tenth Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety Report;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-12/19/11  To Walk the Earth in Safety: Tenth Annual Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/16/11  Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks At the Release of the To Walk the Earth in Safety Report; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/12/11   U.S.-Funded Program Offers New Hope for Afghanistan's Landmine Survivors
-12/07/11   U.S. Support for Humanitarian Demining
-11/30/11  United States Helps Croatia Improve Arms Stockpile Security and Destroy Excess MANPADS; Washington, DC
-11/16/11  U.S. Position on the Convention on Conventional Weapons Negotiations on Cluster Munitions Protocol;  Legal Advisor U.S. Department of State Harold Hongju Koh; Via Teleconference
-10/11/11   Peru: Decade of U.S. Support Builds Self-Sufficient Humanitarian Mine Action Program
-10/04/11  Remarks at the Marshall Legacy Institute's Anniversary Gala; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Washington, DC
-08/15/11   Breaking New Ground: Female Humanitarian Demining Teams Foster Recovery in Sri Lanka
-07/27/11  New Report Highlights U.S. Effort to Secure Stockpiles of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-07/18/11   Paying it Forward: Training A New Generation of Landmine Clearance Leaders
-04/04/11   Increasing African Capacity To Promote Peace and Security
-04/04/11  Statement on International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; New York City
-03/15/11  State Department Helps Bulgaria Destroy Surplus Man-Portable Air Defense Systems; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-02/14/11   Afghanistan: U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Team Clears More Than Landmines
-02/09/11   U.S. Supports Estonian Demining Efforts
-02/07/11   Croatia: U.S. Humanitarian Effort Turns Mines Into Vines
-01/04/11   In Sudan, Saving Lives Through Weapons Destruction Programs

2010
-12/29/10   Central America: Free From Landmine Impact
-12/08/10  U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program in Iraq; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-11/25/10  Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; Geneva, Switzerland
-11/19/10   Iraq: U.S. Training for Basra Prosthetic Project
-11/15/10  State Department Supports Third Workshop to Further Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction in South East Europe; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-11/09/10  Saving Lives in Laos: United States Leadership in Clearing Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-10/22/10  Department of State Supports "American Task Force for Lebanon" and MAG in Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War in Lebanon; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-09/27/10  State Department Salutes Cambodian Humanitarian Demining Hero; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-08/11/10  United States Supports Conventional Weapons Destruction in Guinea-Bissau ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-08/03/10   "To Walk the Earth in Safety": Progress in Conventional Weapons Destruction
-08/03/10  Briefing On the Release of the "To Walk the Earth in Safety" Annual Report;  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Thomas J. Masiello; Washington, DC
-08/03/10  New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction Efforts; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/09/10  United States Marks International Small Arms Destruction Day; Washington, DC
-07/06/10  The United States Celebrates Central America Freeing Itself From Impact of Landmines; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-06/01/10   Afghanistan: Building Partnerships Through Humanitarian Mine Action
-05/24/10  New Report Highlights Humanitarian Threat from "Dangerous Depots"; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/13/10  United States Partners with Bosnia and Herzegovina to Destroy Excess Weaponry ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/11/10  Slovenia: United States Supports Humanitarian Demining Efforts with New $12 Million Grant; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/22/10  Legacies of War: Unexploded Ordnance in Laos;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment; Washington, DC
-04/19/10   Jordan: U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Supports Football Festival
-04/05/10   Afghanistan: U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Helps Revive Deserted Town
-02/23/10   Papua New Guinea: U.S. Experts Help Bougainville Clear World War II Era Munitions

2009
-12/14/09  United States Funds Post-Conflict Cleanup in Georgia; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-12/01/09  U.S. Statement at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-11/30/09   U.S. Is a World Leader in Humanitarian Mine Action
-11/24/09  Second Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention Banning Anti-Personnel Landmines; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-11/23/09   OSCE Magazine: Cyprus Confronts Its MANPADS Menace
-11/13/09  State Department Hosts Second Workshop to Further Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction in South East Europe; Washington, DC
-11/12/09   Philippines: Conventional Weapons Destruction Partnership Promotes Security
-11/05/09   Mozambique: U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Opens New Opportunities
-10/27/09  United States Announces $2 Million for Landmine Assessment in Mozambique; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-09/21/09  Quick Reaction Force Deploys to Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea) to Remove World War II-era Ordnance; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-09/16/09   Afghanistan: Landmine Clearance Safeguards Communities One Square Kilometer at a Time
-09/03/09   Sri Lanka: Humanitarian Mine Action Helps Families Return Home
-08/09/09   Travel Diary: Humanitarian Mine Action Promotes Post-Conflict Recovery in Angola
-07/23/09  Protecting Civil Aviation from MANPADS Attacks: New Milestone Reached; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/09/09  Spirit of Soccer Wins Beyond Sport Award for Mine Risk Education Program ; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/09/09  United States Marks International Small Arms Destruction Day; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/08/09  New 8th Edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety" Shows Continued United States Progress in Clearing Landmines and Destroying Conventional Weapons; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-07/06/09  U.S. Department of State Deploys Quick Reaction Force to Tanzania; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-06/23/09   Community-Based Demining Links Development and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan
-06/11/09  U.S. Department of State and Slovenia Partner on Gaza Rehabilitation Project; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-05/04/09  State Department Hosts Workshop to Develop Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction in South East Europe; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/30/09  U.S. Department of State Delivers $5 Million in New Mine Action Aid for Afghanistan ; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-03/24/09  Conventional Weapons Destruction and Landmine Clearance in Lebanon; Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-02/03/09   U.S. Department of State Supports Landmine Removal and Accident Survivors in Afghanistan
-01/30/09   Ten Sri Lankan Villages Cleared of Landmines with United States Assistance


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