Briefing at Meeting of States Parties - Today
The 13th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty is set to take place from 2–5 December in Geneva, Switzerland. Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor will host a delegates briefing today, 2 December, from 13:00-15:00 featuring the findings
of Landmine Monitor 2013
as well as two new factsheets
on the status of Article 5 obligations, and the impact of mines/ERW on children.
Victim Assistance Frameworks - Tomorrow
On Tuesday, 3 December, the Monitor's Victim Assistance team will launch the new report Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor key findings and observations
. With review conferences for both the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions fast approaching, this new report takes stock of victim assistance achievements to date. It finds that activities that have had the most direct impact on the lives of victims have been those that are designed specifically to include victims. Its observes that victim assistance is often supported by states efforts to provide transitional justice, human rights and development, and by civil society groups including survivor networks. The benefits of broader programs—such as national development programs and laws to protect or support persons with disabilities—are essential, but have mostly been reported to the Monitor when victims were able to access such services because of targeted victim assistance programs.
Visit Our Blog
In May, the ICBL-CMC launched the Landmine and Cluster Munition Blog
. This open platform provides a way for activists, researchers, ICBL-CMC staff, and anyone with an interest in landmine and cluster munition issues to voice their opinion and promote an exchange of views. The latest post
, written by ICBL-CMC Policy Director, Tamar Gabelnick, addresses recent use of antipersonnel mines by the Yemeni armed forces, a clear violation of the Mine Ban Treaty. Feel free to comment on posts, share articles with friends, and, submit a piece of your own! To send a guest blog post, contact the Communications Team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Happy Blogging!
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