This section of the site is aimed at journalists, bookers, photographers and other members of the media interested in issues related to cluster munitions.
A central goal of the CMC is to raise public awareness about the range of issues at stake and the importance of banning cluster bombs. In collaboration with our CMC members in over 100 countries, we seek to provide as much up to date and relevant information as possible to journalists covering related topics.
20 August 2014
Central America Seeks to be First Region Free of Cluster Bombs - See AFP Coverage
Costa Rica Delegation at CCM 2008 signing conference - Oslo, Norway. ©Gunnar Mjaugedal/catchlight.no "Central America Seeks to be First Region Free of Cluster Bombs," reports Agence France Presse, fo…
19 August 2014
Costa Rica Prepares to Take up Convention on Cluster Munitions Presidency
Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel González Sanz addresses journalists in preparation for the Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. ©Costa Rica Ministry …
18 August 2014
West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Convenes Gambia Stakeholder Meeting on CCM Ratification
Cluster Munition Coalition member, West Africa Network for Peace Building (Wanep-Gambia) brought together natonal stakeholders including civil society partners, lawmakers and senior representatives …
13 August 2014
South African member Ceasefire calls on country to ratify international cluster bomb ban
Ahead of an international meeting on the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, expectations are on South Africa to expedite ratification of the key humanitarian disarmament treaty. South Africa at 20…
12 August 2014
Lebanon Cluster Bomb Legacy Highlights Treaty Relevance in lead-up to Fifth Meeting of States Parties
This week the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) remembers those killed and injured during Israeli cluster bomb strikes on Lebanon eight years ago, and in the years since, and urges all governments that…
08 August 2014
ICBL-CMC Calls for Immediate Release of Leyla and Arif Yunus Arrested by Azerbaijani Authorities
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) joins partners from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch the Human Rights House Network, and the South Caucus Net…
04 August 2014
Huffington Post - CMC Director "urges world to speak out on cluster bomb use in Syria."
Read the Huffington Post blog by CMC Director Sarah Blakemore, on why the world needs to speak out on cluster bomb use in Syria. Testimonies documented by CMC member organizations Human Rights Watch a…
03 August 2014
Listen to CMC on Voice of America
Amy Little, CMC Campaign Manager, tells Voice of America about the success of the Convention on Cluster Munitions since its entry into force four years ago, and why more countries should join the trea…
31 July 2014
Treaty banning cluster bombs marks four-year anniversary
(August 1, 2014) On the fourth anniversary of it first becoming binding international law, campaigners will urge every country in the world to join the international treaty banning cluster bombs.
03 July 2014
Worrying evidence of cluster munition use in Ukraine
Photographs and videos circulating online suggest that cluster munitions have been used in Ukraine, but the circumstances surrounding their use remains unclear.
12 June 2014
Campaigners demand fair play for kids at risk from Brazil’s cluster bomb policy
As football fever seizes the world during the month ahead, we take a closer look at World Cup host Brazil’s cluster bomb policy and ask, is it fair play that global cluster bomb contamination risks th…
06 June 2014
Palestine announces intention to join cluster bomb ban
Palestine announced its intention to join the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions during an event in Geneva.
27 May 2014
CMC Members join Costa Rican Government and UCR Law Faculty for a panel on 'Costa Rica In Humanitarian Disarmament'
Cluster Munition Coalition members from Latin America join the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Relations and Culture and University of Costa Rica Law Faculty today for a panel discussion examining the…
17 May 2014
CMC Latin American News
In preparation for the Convention on Cluster Munitions 5th Meeting of States Parties, CMC members from Latin America are sharing monthly updates on campaign actions and information on what they are do…
09 April 2014
Fourth Intersessional Meeting Concludes in Genvea
The President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Zambian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabriel Namulambe called on States to “remain committed to achieve the aims of the Convention,” today …
06 April 2014
Fourth Intersessional Meeting of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
The Fourth Intersessional Meeting of the Convention on Cluster Munitions is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-9 April 2014. The lifesaving Convention on Cluster Munitions bans cluster muniti…
04 April 2014
When the Ground Isn't Safe
Playing Football in the Shadow of Cluster Bombs
04 April 2014
Prioritise the Protection of Civilians says Cluster Munition Coalition on International Day of Mine Action
All states should prioritise the protection of civilians by joining the treaty banning cluster munitions and addressing their deadly legacy, said the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) today on the Inte…
02 April 2014
Zambian President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Visits Most Heavily Affected Country Laos
In his capacity as President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Zambian Minister Hon. Wylbur C. Simuusa has paid a visit to Laos.
28 March 2014
ICBL-CMC Statement On Attack On Member Organization, Roots of Peace
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition extends deepest sympathies to those injured and the families of those killed in the attack on the Roots of Peace guest house in K…
20 March 2014
Denmark Destroys Its Stockpile Of Cluster Munitions Strengthening Global Ban
Denmark made a strong start to 2014 by announcing it has completed the destruction of its stockpile of cluster munitions, in line with its obligations under the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
19 February 2014
New and More Powerful Cluster Munitions Used in Latest Attack on Civilians in Syria
Syrian government forces are using new and more powerful cluster munitions not seen before in the conflict, adding to the civilian death toll and leaving a deadly legacy of unexploded ordnance accordi…
13 February 2014
Disturbing reports of new cluster munition use in South Sudan: Campaign condemns all use of this banned weapon
(London, 13 February 2014): The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) condemns the use of cluster munitions in South Sudan following reports that the UN Mine Action Service has found new cluster munition c…
17 January 2014
The CMC focuses its 2014 efforts on continuing to get more countries on-board the lifesaving cluster bomb ban
The top priority for the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) this year is to work with all states which have not yet done so, to join and implement the lifesaving Convention on Cluster Munitions. Five ye…