Become a member
The ICBL-CMC operate a joint campaign membership comprised of NGOs.
Membership is open in those countries where there is no ICBL-CMC national campaign.
Before applying for membership, please look at our existing national campaigns list. If there is a national campaign listed for your country, get in touch with them to join their activities. You can contact them directly or email us (via firstname.lastname@example.org) to put you in touch with them.
No joining fee or annual subscription is required, rather applicants are requested to:
1) Endorse the calls to action by the CMC and ICBL;
2) Agree to abide by the ICBL-CMC Membership Pledge; and
3) Submit a completed Application Form (available on page 2).
Please read carefully and complete all sections of the form. Only complete applications will be considered.
STEP ONE: Endorse the calls
Please review the following strategic goals of the ICBL-CMC:
- No more use of landmines or cluster munitions;
- A significant decrease in land contaminated by landmines and cluster munitions;
- Measurable progress in the quality of life for victims of mines and cluster munitions
And confirm that your organisation understands, endorses and commits to work for them. Advocacy work in every country is different and often focused primarily on either landmines, or cluster munitions so endorsing calls to action on both weapons does not require that members actively work on both issues.
STEP TWO: Agree to the membership pledge
The following pledge describes the responsibilities that members agree to by joining and participating in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC):
All members of the ICBL-CMC agree to the following responsibilities, collectively known as the three “Cs” – Campaign, Communicate, and Cooperate:
- Endorse and actively work to achieve the goals of both the CMC and ICBL;
- Regularly share information on campaign actions, developments, and issues;
- Participate in campaign actions and contribute to consultations;
- Abide by the ICBL-CMC Code of Conduct during meetings and events;
- Cordially and respectfully exchange views and resolve conflicts.
The ICBL-CMC team of staff—who service each campaign and provide advocacy, administrative, media, finance, logistical, and policy support—agree to provide:
- Advice, encouragement, and support to all campaign members;
- Regular information on campaign activities, actions, and available resources;
- Facilitation and coordination of the CMC and ICBL networks, including dispute resolution;
- Support to campaign engagement with the treaties, including management of participation in meetings
- Timely consultation with members, including on issues and opportunities, policy development, and campaign structure and practices.
The Governance Board, which oversees the work of both the ICBL and CMC, agrees to ensure:
- Overall strategic direction to achieve the goals of both campaigns;
- Legal compliance of the ICBL-CMC as a registered charity;
- Sound financial management and practice;
- Support to staff and good employment practice;
- Regular consultation and engagement with membership.
STEP THREE: Submit an application form