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Briefing Papers, Factsheets Available & Forthcoming

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.

Transparency Factsheets

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 member. 

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. 
Calendar of Upcoming Reports

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor plans to  release Cluster Munition Monitor 2015  at a press conference on 3 September (date and location to be confirmed) ahead of the First Review Conference to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Dubrovnik, Croatia (7-11 September).

Landmine Monitor 2015 is scheduled to be released 26 November (date and location to be confirmed), ahead of the Fourteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland (30 November - 4 December).

Photo Call Reminder

We are seeking submissions by 3 July of photographs for possible inclusion in Monitor research products this year. Click here to learn more.
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