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Paragraph 143(e)v – Beijing Platform for Action. Chapter IV


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): The Good Men Project

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/08/26

Strategic objective E.2.

Reduce excessive military expenditures and control the availability of armaments

Actions to be taken

143. By Governments:

e. Recognizing that women and children are particularly affected by the indiscriminate use of anti-personnel land-mines:

v. Adopt at the earliest possible date, if they have not already done so, a moratorium on the export of anti-personnel land-mines, including to non-governmental entities, noting with satisfaction that many States have already declared moratoriums on the export, transfer or sale of such mines;

Beijing Declaration (1995)

Of those grotesque urgencies felt by those who know the atrocities and inhumanities of humanity to humanity from war, leftovers killing and maiming seem like a solid point of reflection. This particular section of paragraph 143 of the Beijing Declaration deals with the problems of armaments and excessive military expenditures with a focus on anti-personnel land-mines.

Those are some of the leftovers from war. These kill. These mutilate. These disfigure. These kill, mutilate, and disfigure mostly women and children who tend to be the majority of the civilians during wartime and after combat moments. One issue is the conscription or the drafting of men into wars for the creation of killers or murderers for-hire of the state for sometimes noble and often ignoble purposes. That’s one concern. Another is those who are not involved in any way with the war being affected in general.

The main statements in this section of the Beijing Declaration emphasize that which happened in 1997 with the moratorium or the call for the moratorium of land-mines and other widely used weapons that continue to kill innocents. There should be a moratorium, as noted, on the everyone including NGOs with several Member States, circa 1995, already declaring moratoriums on them in terms of “export, transfer or sale.”

Into the present moment, this has simply been amplified as an effort to reduce the impacts of widespread murderous possibilities of weapons lodged in the ground at 9 figure numbers with estimates as high as 110,000,000.

–(Updated 2019-08-21, only use the updated listing, please) Not all nations, organizations, societies, or individuals accept the proposals of the United Nations; one can find similar statements in other documents, conventions, declarations and so on, with the subsequent statements of equality or women’s rights, and the important days and campaigns devoted to the rights of women and girls too:


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