To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016

State Department releases "To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016",

State Department releases 2016 issue of “To Walk the Earth in Safety” report, documenting the United States commitment to conventional weapons destruction.

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
17 November 2016

“Since 1993, the United States has provided more than $2.6 billion in assistance in more than 95 countries for CWD programs, delivering the expertise and equipment to secure and destroy at-risk and excess conventional weapons and safely clear mines and UXO. These funds also support mine risk education to prevent accidents, and provide prosthetics, physical rehabilitation services, and vocational training for the injured. The programs we fund produce tangible, measurable, and positive results. At the turn of the 21st century, mines and UXO were killing and injuring almost 10,000 men, women, and children every year. In recent years, that figure has dropped by a remarkable 60 percent. Many more countries have become free from the impact of landmines due to the efforts of the United States and our international partners.” — A Message from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tina S. Kaidanow

  • The report is available electronically on the Department of State website
  • This report is also available in PDF format [20 MB]
  • For additional information or to request a printed copy of To Walk the Earth in Safety, please contact the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, at

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