13 September 2010
Campaigners Invited to Organize a Monitor Release Activity
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor produces several research products including the annual Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor reports, online country profile reports, as well as factsheets and maps.
Country Profiles have now been posted for many countries, and are available on the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor website; all Country Profiles will be available online by the end of September 2010.
Cluster Munition Monitor will be released at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, in the first week of November 2010 and a briefing will follow during the First Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Lao PDR.
Landmine Monitor will be released at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland on 24 November 2010 and a briefing will follow during the Tenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty.
Organize a Release Activity. As in past years, the Monitor would like to encourage researchers and ICBL campaigners to organize activities to mark the release of the publications. There are many options for those of you who wish to organize an activity:
- Organize an activity to mark the release of Cluster Munition Monitor in the first week of November,
- Organize an activity to mark the release of Landmine Monitor on or after 24 November,
- Or wait until the release of Landmine Monitor on 24 November to organize an activity marking the release of both reports.
If you are an ICBL campaigner or researcher, please tell us about your report release activity plans using the form at the end of this page.In the past, campaigners have carried out a range of activities to mark report releases, including:
- Press conferences for local and national media.
- Meetings to present government officials with report findings.
- Panel discussions or debates open to the media and public.
- Art, music, photography or cultural shows or exhibits.
- Using the report in advocacy activities related to Meetings of States Parties.
Closer to the release dates, the Monitor will be offering resources to support release activities, including:
- Media kits (press release, sample article, quick facts).
- Powerpoint presentations.
- Photo galleries.
- Multimedia resources.
Many campaigners choose to translate some of the report or the media materials.