The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) is a global civil society network dedicated to putting an end to the suffering caused by antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions.
We seek to prevent all use, production, and trade of these weapons, and to ensure stockpiles are destroyed. We denounce any use of these indiscriminate weapons, and mobilize others to do so to further stigmatize them. We call for accelerated clearance of all landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war; and we want to see the fulfillment of victims’ rights and needs. The best way to reach these goals is to ensure the universal adherence to, and implementation of, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.
We inform and rally the public to act with us for a world without antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions, where the rights of victims are upheld. We monitor, analyze, and report on progress on these life-saving treaties as well as on obligations as yet unfulfilled.
ICBL-CMC members, including victims of landmines and cluster munitions, take action in some one hundred countries. We work in an inclusive manner with NGOs and individuals committed to helping us reach our goals. We believe in the impact of a coordinated and flexible network of NGOs with experience and passion.
We collaborate closely within the campaign to ensure our work is carried out with mutual respect and understanding. We strive to ensure that women and men are equally involved in planning and implementing our activities. We benefit from the enthusiasm and creativity of youth in our disarmament work. We have seen the power of survivors standing up for their rights and are deeply committed to the principles of inclusion and accessibility.
Grounded in our solid research and the diverse expertise of our members, we engage closely and regularly with governments and international organizations. Our long-standing partnership with these actors is key to reaching full universalization and implementation of the conventions.