What we do

The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is a global civil society coalition of hundreds of organizations working for a world without cluster munitions, where the suffering caused by these weapons has ended, and where the rights of victims are upheld and realized.

CMC in action

The CMC is the voice of civil society in the diplomatic arena, pushing for changes in  government policies and practices on addressing the suffering caused by cluster munitions.

We seek to prevent all use, production, and trade of cluster munitions, and to ensure stockpiles are destroyed. We denounce any use of these indiscriminate weapons, and mobilize others to do so to further stigmatize use. We call for accelerated clearance of land contaminated with cluster munition remnants, 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 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.

We inform and rally the public to act with us for a world without cluster munitions, where the rights of victims are upheld. We monitor, analyze, and report on progress on the Convention on Cluster Munitions and on obligations yet unfulfilled. CMC members, including victims, take action in some one hundred countries. We believe in the impact of a coordinated and flexible network of non-governmental organizations and dedicated individuals with experience and passion.

The CMC raises awareness and advocates at the national, regional and international levels. Through its global membership, the organization brings the reality of affected communities into the diplomatic arena. We have seen the power of survivors standing up for their rights and we are deeply committed to the principles of inclusion and accessibility.

CMC campaigners around the world work in a spirit of cooperation with their governments and other partners to ensure countries join the Convention on Cluster Munitions and live up to its letter and spirit. Our long-standing partnership with these actors is key to reaching full universalization and implementation of the Convention.

Our network includes human rights, humanitarian, children, peace, disability, veterans, medical, mine action, development, arms control, religious, environmental and women's groups. While our members carry their activities in a variety of ways, they regularly share political strategies, campaign activities, achievements and ideas on how to address challenges. This exchange of information among the different countries plus the hard work of the national campaigns have created and maintained the momentum of the Cluster Munition Coalition.