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ICBL-CMC NEWS

The ICBL-CMC Newsletter reflects the activities of the ICBL-CMC and its members, as well as governments and international agencies. The ICBL-CMC solicits its members' contributions to the Newsletter and welcomes comments or requests for clarifications. If you want to receive the newsletter directly to your e-mail please subscribe here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: March 2014

This latest news from ICBL-CMC includes ICBL's challenge to states to finish the job as the Mine Ban Treaty turns 15, a spotlight on mine ban advocacy and action in Turkey, and disturbing reports of use of landmines in Crimea. Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter:10th Edition

The tenth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes concerns about news of antipersonnel mine use by Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh, a mine clearance workshop in Tajikistan, ICBL’s visit to Taiwan and more, including updates from our national campaign members. Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: 9th edition

The ninth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes news on reported mine use by State Party Yemen, highs and lows from the Intersessional meeting, missions to Myanmar & Turkey, and exciting updates from our national campaign members - including a meeting with the Prime Minister of Thailand! Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: 8th edition

The eighth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes news on ICBL's twentieth anniverary, feedback from the Twelth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, continued cluster munition use in Syria, updates on the Disinvestment campaign, the latest ratifications to the to the Mine Ban Treaty and Cluster Munition Convention, and much more. Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: 7th edition

The seventh edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes news on ICBL's 20th Anniversary celebrations, the latest states to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaigns Summit and UN General Assembly in New York, along with updates from the Survivor Network Project and the latest from the national campaigns. Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: 6th edition

The sixth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes news on anticipated clearance completion announcements, ICBL's visit to Sengal, and more as well as news from national campaigns. Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: 5th edition

The fifth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter celebrates all sub-Saharan African states having now banned anti-personnel mines and reports back from the Intersessional Meetings in Geneva, as well as news from national campaigns. Read it online here

ICBL-CMC Newsletter: 4th edition

The fourth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter gives information on the upcoming Intersessional Meeetings in Geneva, highlights from the Global Lend your Leg action and information on the ICBL's 20th anniversary. Read it online here.

ICBL-CMC newsletter: 3rd edition (April 2012)

ICBL gears up for the Lend your Leg global month of action. ICBL and governments around the world condemn Syria's use of landmines and Jordan’s announces that all its known mined areas have been cleared.

ICBL-CMC newsletter: 2nd edition (February 2012)

ICBL's 20th Anniversary, Finland accedes to the Mine Ban Treaty and information on the "Lend your Leg" month of action can be found in this newsletter. Read campaign updates from Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Iraq, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar and the USA.

ICBL-CMC newsletter: 1st edition (November 2011)

Worldwide Push for Progress actions and news on the 11th Meeting of States Parties in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is shared in this newsletter. Read news on South Sudan and Tuvalu who became new States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty as well as information on the 2011 Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor launches. CMC news includes information on the Convention on Conventional Weapons 4th Review Conference.

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ICBL News, June 2011

In this issue, we voice our concern at the current mine use situation and see what is being done to push for progress by Phnom Penh. We look back at efforts made to push the U.S. to ban landmines and see how youths are doing their part to make a difference in mine action. A note from the monitor and updates on ICBL members concludes this issue.

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Debunking the Myths on Landmines

Are landmines indispensable to protect borders? Does assisting landmine victims only mean providing them with artificial legs and crutches? In the March 2011 issue of the ICBL newsletter, we debunk the myths on landmines! We also call on the U.S. to join the Mine Ban Treaty, and we provide an update on the activities of ICBL members in 15 countries and areas: Australia, Burundi, Canada, India, Nigeria, Syria, Taiwan, and more.

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ICBL News, December 2010

In the latest issue of the ICBL newsletter, read about Keeping Up the Energy to reach the goal of a mine-free world, the ICBL expectations for the 10th Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, the latest Landmine Monitor findings, the CMC-ICBL transition, victim assistance in international development, campaign news from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, DR Congo, Germany, Iraq, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Sudan, Turkey, Yemen, as well as East and Central Africa.

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Did You Say "Synergies"?

In this special issue of the ICBL newsletter, mine action experts, victim assistance practitioners and campaigners explore the new opportunities offered by the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They also look at how the lessons learned in over 10 years of implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, as well as all the structures and expertise already in place, could benefit the full and swift implementation of these younger conventions.