New briefing paper available for World Refugee Day - 20 June
Recognizing record high and increasing levels of global displacement, today the Casualties and Victim Assistance team is publishing Landmines/ERW, Refugees and Displacement
, a timely new briefing paper that expands upon and updates developments since the last Monitor report in 2013 on these important topics.
To aid intersessional and review conference preparatory meetings taking place the week of 22-26 June in Geneva, the Ban Policy team has published two factsheets, now available online:
Additional briefing papers coming this week
Later this week, the Casualties and Victim Assistance team will release two separate briefing papers:
- Victim Assistance and Widowhood (23 June - International Widows' Day)
- Victim Assistance and CRPD Article 11: Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies (forthcoming)
Monitor team news
This year, there are some exciting changes within the Monitor editorial and leadership team. With Megan Burke leaving the Casualties and Victim Assistance Team
to become ICBL-CMC director, team leader Loren Persi has brought on board a number of accomplished new editors, including Erin Hunt, Michael Moore
, and Marie-Josée Hamel
, while Clémence Caraux-Pelletan and Marianne Schulze have remained with the team. Marion Loddo
is taking the lead in support for mine action
findings, continuing work she did last year as a researcher, and Jennifer Reeves
is serving as mine action
consultant. The Ban Policy Team continues to be led by experts Stephen Goose, Katherine Harrison, Mark Hiznay, Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, and Mary Wareham.
In the Monitoring and Research Committee (MRC), Richard MacCormac
of DanChurchAid has joined, bringing mine action expertise as Atle Karlsen and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) have decided to take on other priorities. Amelie Chayer
has joined bringing expertise from the ICBL-CMC core staff, replacing Tamar Gabelnik. Megan Burke
has replaced Sylvie Brigot-Vilain as an ex officio
Jeff Abramson continues to serve as Program Manager, with production consultation from Morgan McKenna, and the assistance of new intern Taylor Braun-Dorrell
See our “Experts” page online
for more details.