04 April 2022
30 Years of Civil Society Mine Action
In 2022, ICBL-CMC is working with mine action partners to highlight 30 years of successful civil society mine action. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines was founded in 1992 by six organizations including Handicap International (now Humanity and Inclusion), Human Rights Watch, Mines Advisory Group, Physicians for Human Rights and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. In 2011, the ICBL merged with the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) to become the ICBL-CMC – one organization with two separate campaigns on landmines and on cluster munitions.
ICBL-CMC worked closely with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in celebrating the 2022 #MineAwarenessDay events at United Nations HQ in New York including: the Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home symposim, exhibit and a roundtable discussion with members MAG (Mines Advisory Group), Legacies of War and Geneva Call.
Read the ICBL-CMC Mine Awareness Day press release here https://bit.ly/37i3SZH.