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Cluster Munition Victim Assistance—4MSP

September 24, 2013


At the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 10-13 September 2013, states rededicated themselves to fulfilling their victim assistance obligations under the convention. Also, in the margins and lunch breaks of the meeting, victim assistance stood out as a hot topic of discussion and interest. States and civil society […]

UNICEF: Children with Disabilities

June 4, 2013


The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with disabilities, UNICEF With a contribution by the-Monitor Victim Assistance editorial team, the 2013 State of the World’s Children publication includes a focus on explosive remnants of war (ERW) and landmines. Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, closely examines a key issue […]

Universal Periodic Review: new online submissions

March 6, 2013


The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a human rights mechanism that could be used to push for the rights of victims, survivors and persons with disabilities more generally. The UPR is a process through which the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the extent to which all UN member states are complying with […]

International Guidelines on Rehabilitation—WHO

December 18, 2012


World Health Organization (WHO) begins work on first-ever International Guidelines on Rehabilitation The Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation will provide evidence-informed recommendations and guidance to governments and other relevant actors on how to develop, expand and improve the quality of rehabilitation services, particularly in less resourced settings, in line with the recommendations from the World report […]

Survivor Participation and Research Networks

December 13, 2012


Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Panel discussion, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 7 December 2012 The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor research network includes victim assistance researchers who are survivors and researchers from representative groups.  A panel discussion at the 12MSP addressed issues ranging from survivors monitoring change on the ground, to monitoring coordination and reporting […]

CCM Meeting of States Parties 2012 – Victim Assistance

September 7, 2012


 The Third Meeting of States Parties (3MSP) to the CCM takes place in Oslo, Norway, from 11 September 2012. Victim assistance will be discussed on Wednesday 12 September. Update [15/9/12]: Statements from the victim assistance session are now available here States Parties with victim assistance obligations under Article 5 of the CCM (and other states […]

New International Standards—Accessibility

March 20, 2012

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ISO 21542:2011 Building construction: Accessibility and usability of the built environment An international standard on accessibility was launched in 2012: ISO 21542:2011 specifies a range of requirements and recommendations for many of the elements of construction, assemblies, components and fittings which comprise the built environment. These requirements relate to the constructional aspects of access to […]

Survivor Participation in Practice

January 21, 2012

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Survivor Participation in Practice – ICBL Survivor participation is a guiding principle for the ICBL and states have recognized the need for full participation expressed by survivors and others. The Cartagena Action Plan includes commitments to increase survivor participation in all areas of mine action nationally, including mine clearance and victim assistance. This event offered […]

VA and International Events Coming Soon in 2012

January 21, 2012

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Some international events relevant to victim assistance coming in the first part of 2012:  22-24 January 2012, The 5th International Shafallah Forum, in Doha The Forum will highlight aspects of humanitarian crises from preparedness to response to recovery and rebuilding for persons with disabilities. For more information about the meeting, click here.  For more information […]

CRPD-Fourth session of the Conference of States Parties

July 23, 2011

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Fourth session of the Conference of States Parties 7 – 9 September 2011, UN Headquarters New York The theme of the fourth session is “Enabling Development, Realizing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. The  sub-themes of the Conference are also relevant to victim assistance: […]


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