The International Campaign to Ban Landmines

On August 12, 2010, in Types of NGOs, by Sushant

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is basically a global network in more than 90 countries which works for a world that is free of cluster munitions and antipersonnel landmines. It works to create a world where landmine and cluster munitions survivors can enjoy fulfilling lives. This Campaign has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts in giving life to 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. It has been actively involved in making the words of treaty to come true everywhere. It carries out demonstration to stress the fact that civil society can lead to positive changes in the world. The ICBL is actively engaged in the global efforts for banning cluster munitions and addressing their humanitarian impact.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines National Campaigns – The network of ICBL comprises of human rights, peace, arms control, religious, disability, medical, mine action, humanitarian, children, environmental, veterans, development, and women’s groups. All these make up a big community where the members perform their activities in a varied ways. Members also share campaign activities, achievements, political strategies, and ideas on addressing the challenges. This exchange of information among the different countries proves to be vital in carrying out the campaigns successfully. The hard work of these national campaigns to ban landmines has maintained the drive of the ICBL.

Making the Treaties Work – The major task of the ICBL is not only to being about Mine ban Treaty but also to ensure that no one ever uses antipersonnel mines or cluster munitions. Moreover, it also addresses the consequences of past use of these weapons. The Mine Ban treaties comprises of a series of obligations and prohibitions for disarmament and humanitarian action. The ICBL ensure that these prohibitions should be duly respected and obligations need to be met compulsorily.

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor – It is an initiative for offering research for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) as well as the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor is involved in generating various research products including the annual Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor reports along with factsheets and maps.

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