Browsing All posts tagged under »Convention on Cluster Munitions«

Dubrovnik Review Conference & Cluster Munition Monitor 2015 on Victim Assistance

September 7, 2015

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The First Review Conference 7-11 September 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, comes 5 years since the First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions took place in Vientiane, Lao PDR in November 2010. It will evaluate the progress made by states so far to meet the lifesaving obligations they have consented to be bound […]

Victim Assistance and Widowhood

June 23, 2015

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Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor “Victim Assistance and Widowhood”  (23 June – International Widows’ Day) On 23 June the international community recognizes the rights of widows and the need to address the poverty and injustice they and their dependents face in many countries: Absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers, neglected by national and local authorities […]

Landmines/ERW, Refugees and Displacement

June 20, 2015

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Landmines/ERW, Refugees, and Displacement (20 June – World Refugee Day) Recognizing record high and increasing levels of global displacement and ongoing impact of landmines and cluster munitions, today the Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor is publishing Landmines/ERW, Refugees and Displacement, a timely new briefing paper that expands upon and updates developments since the last […]

Victim Assistance- Cluster Munition Monitor 2014

August 27, 2014

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Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 reviews the progress made on the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It provides information on cluster munition contamination and casualties as well as victim assistance. Casualties and Victim Assistance* Since 1999, the Monitor has tracked casualties from landmine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) as well as the provision of victim assistance […]

Advancing Victim Assistance in Africa

March 10, 2014

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Advancing the implementation of victim assistance obligations in Africa The ICRC-AU Workshop to Advance the Implementation of Victim Assistance Obligations Arising from Various Weapons Treaties was held at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 4 to 6 March. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the African Union Commission […]

Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor Findings

December 5, 2013

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The Monitor Victim Assistance Team launches a new report: http://www.stopclustermunitions.org/media/131747/Frameworks_VA-December-2013.pdf. The ICBL-CMC has also released recommendations that accompany the report. With review conferences for both the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions fast approaching, the time has come to take stock of victim assistance achievements to date in order to determine how […]

Cluster Munition Victim Assistance—4MSP

September 24, 2013

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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 […]