Landmine Monitor Report 2007, our ninth annual report, will be released globally on Monday 12 November 2007. The Landmine Monitor Editorial Team has been working throughout 2007 to make sure this year's report is shorter than last year, and includes more summary and analytical information. We hope that this new, slimmer Landmine Monitor report will provide the best possible support for your campaigning activities.
The report will be available online on 12 November at 01:00 GMT ( www.icbl.org/lm/2007) and the global release event will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland at 9:00 GMT. A launch of the global mine action report findings, with emphasis on the Balkans, is being organized in Belgrade, Serbia. A briefing on report findings in the Middle East and North Africa will be held on 14 November in Amman, Jordan, and report findings will be presented to delegates at the Eighth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (8MSP) on 18 November at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
We would like to encourage all of you to organize local, national or regional release events on or after 12 November. This is an opportunity to share report findings with media, government representatives, the diplomatic community, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the general public. For those of you who contributed to this year's report, it is a great opportunity to celebrate your hard work! We hope that release events will help to generate media interest, to draw attention to progress made to date, and to highlight issues of concern to follow-up on in your countries. If you are organizing a release event, please send details about your event to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need posters and postcards to advertise your launch, please contact email@example.com to order copies.
As in previous years we will be producing an Annual Report, an Executive Summary with a CD-ROM at the back, and a website. Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish translations of the Executive Summary will be available on the CD-ROM and website. To order copies of the report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . We are only shipping reports to campaigners who have placed orders, and we are encouraging campaigners participating in the 8MSP in Jordan to bring an extra suitcase and take reports home with them.
- Jackie Hansen - LM