We are the voice of civil society protecting lives from mines and cluster munitions.
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) is a global network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and dedicated individuals working in more than 100 countries to promote adherence to and implementation of the treaties banning landmines and cluster munitions. Our campaigns include national and international organizations and multi-sectoral expertise from the human rights, development, refugee, and medical and humanitarian relief fields. We aspire to a world in which there are no new victims and where the needs of affected communities and survivors are met and their human rights guaranteed.
The campaign work of both the ICBL and the CMC is underpinned and supported by the research work of the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. The Monitor provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on, and assessment of, the international community’s response to the problems caused by landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war. The Monitor is renowned for its independent and impartial reporting and has been tracking implementation and compliance with the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions, since 1999 and 2010 respectively.
ICBL-CMC structure consists of national campaign organizations, a governance board, and an international staff team. ICBL-CMC offices are based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Since its launch in 1992, the ICBL has been the voice of civil society in the diplomatic arena, pushing for changes in government policies and practices on addressing the suffering caused by landmines. In 1997, ICBL became co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize for its work for the banning and clearing of antipersonnel mines and efforts to bring about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.
Through its global membership the ICBL brings the reality of mine-affected communities into the diplomatic arena. ICBL campaigners around the world work to ensure countries join the Mine Ban Treaty and live up to the commitment to reach a mine free world.
To find out more about the ICBL and to get involved, visit the ICBL website.Learn more
Launched in 2003, the CMC was instrumental in bringing about the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. The CMC was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008.
The CMC works worldwide to change the policy and practice of governments and organizations towards ridding the world of cluster munitions and the suffering they cause, and to raise awareness of the problem amongst the public.
To find out more about the CMC and to get involved, visit the CMC website.Learn more
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor (the Monitor), is the civil society research and monitoring initiative of the ICBL-CMC. It provides the most comprehensive information on, and assessment of, the international community’s response to the problems caused by landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war.
Since 1999, the Monitor has published annual reports, country profiles, as well as thematic factsheets. A broad-based network of individuals, campaigns, and organizations from around the world contribute to the Monitor research work.
To find out more about the Monitor and to get your facts straight, visit the Monitor website.Learn more