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Press Releases » Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 Launch - 4 September

Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 will be launched at the UN in Geneva on 4 September. Media are invited to attend and the report will be available online globally after the event. Details below:

Event: Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 Report Launch
Where: Press Room III, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
When: Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 10:00AM


Welcome and Introduction - Ms. Theresa Hitchens, Director, UNIDIR

Ms. Sarah Blakemore, Director, Cluster Munition Coalition

Overview of Report Findings: Ms. Mary Wareham, Advocacy Director, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2013

Available for questions: Some of the world’s leading experts on cluster munitions will be on hand to answer media questions, including members of the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Editorial Team (in English and French).

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor will release the global findings of Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 report, the fourth Annual Report produced by the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). The report provides an overview of implementation and universalization of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions and reviews compliance by all states with the prohibitions on the use, production, transfer, and stockpiling of cluster munitions. The 2013 report includes documentation of continued cluster bomb use by Syria, a non-signatory to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, as well as the international response. Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 is being issued in advance of the convention’s Fourth Meeting of States Parties, which will be held in Lusaka, Zambia September 9-13, 2013.

Hard copies of the Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 report will be available at the press conference, which will be held in English. The press release and Major Findings will be available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. The report will be available in English. Advance copies of the report and press materials will be made available to interested journalists as of Wednesday 28 August.


For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:

Jared Bloch, ICBL-CMC Media and Communications Manager, Geneva (CET), Mobile +41-78-685-11-46 or email jared [at] icblcmc [dot] org

Jeff Abramson, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Coordinator, United States (EDT), Mobile 1-646-527-5793 or email jeff [at] icblcmc [dot] org