2013 Landmine Monitor launched 28 November. Updated Country Profiles and more now available online.
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Launch of the 2013 Landmine Monitor
The latest edition of the Landmine Monitor was released on 28 November in Geneva, Switzerland with a press conference held at the United Nations.

Landmine Monitor 2013 reviews the current status of the Mine Ban Treaty, use of landmines, stockpile destruction, and the transfer and production of antipersonnel mines. It also provides information on landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) contamination and casualties, clearance and victim assistance, and international cooperation and support. Key findings include new records of the lowest annual casualties in 2012, largest amount of land cleared, and greatest annual support for mine action. The report also details the first admitted case of antipersonnel landmine use by a State Party - Yemen - and other instances of suspected and confirmed landmine use.

The full report is available for free on our website in HTML, PDF, and ebook formats. Press release and Major Findings available in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic here.
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 (media@icblcmc.org). Happy Blogging!

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(Mine clearance in Tajikistan. © Lars Magne Hovtun, March 2013.)
 
Updated Country Profiles
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor online country profiles are now updated. Click on your country for the latest Monitor information.

New Maps
A new collection of maps is now available online, joining those released earlier this year with the launch of Cluster Munition Monitor 2013. Click any map below for more details. 

Mine Ban Treaty Status
  Treaty status 
Mine Contamination
  Contamination 
Mine Clearance
  Clearance progress  
Casualties in 2012
  Casualties
Survivors
  Survivors 

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