Swiss lead on land-mines

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The Swiss government announced that it will set up an international centre to spearhead the clearance of land-mines globally. Its efforts will back up a new treaty banning their use, production and stockpiling.

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Mine Clearance will work with the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Other countries, including the United States, Britain, France and Sweden, have said they would like to contribute to the centre.