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. The campaign includes national and international NGOs, as well as dedicated individuals, across many disciplines including human rights, development, refugee issues, and medical and humanitarian relief.
The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC)
The Cluster Munition Coalition is the sister campaign of the ICBL, and is a global network of non-governmental organizations, active in around 100 countries, working to eradicate cluster munitions, prevent further casualties from these weapons and put an end for all time to the suffering they cause.
Officially 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, and 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.
In 2011, the ICBL merged with the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) to become the ICBL-CMC – one organization with two separate campaigns on landmines and on cluster munitions.
To find out more about the CMC and to get involved, visit the CMC website.