Who we are
The coalition, active in around 100 countries around the world, works to change the policy and practice of governments and organizations, and to raise awareness of the problem amongst the public.
The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) works through its members to change government policy and practice on cluster munitions – especially through promoting universal adherence to and full compliance with the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions – as well as to raise public awareness of the problem and the ban treaty through civil society campaigns and the media.
The CMC raises awareness and advocates at the national, regional and international levels. Through its global membership the CMC brings the reality of cluster-affected communities into the diplomatic arena. 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 the letter and spirit of the treaty.
In 2011, the CMC merged with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines to become the ICBL-CMC – one organization with two separate campaigns on cluster munitions and on landmines.
The campaign work of both the CMC and the ICBL is underpinned and supported by the research work of the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor. The Monitor provides the most up-to-date and relevant information on, and assessment of, the international community’s response to the problems caused by landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war. The Monitor is renowned for its independent and impartial reporting, and has become the de facto monitoring regime of the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Mine Ban Treaty.