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Press Releases » Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 - Virtual Launch - 27 August

Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 will be launched at a virtual briefing open to reporters in person and through a global web interface, hosted in Washington DC, 27 August. The report will be available online globally after the event. Details below:

Event: Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 Report Launch
Where: Online, and Human Rights Watch office, Washington DC
When: Wednesday, 27 August, 10:00 AM (US Eastern Daylight Time) – RSVP required for online access, contact media@icblcmc.org.


Ms. Mary Wareham, Advocacy Director, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2014

Ms. Megan Burke, Coordinator, Survivor Network Project, ICBL-CMC and victim assistance editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 (joining from Nicaragua)

Mr. Jeff Abramson, Program Manager, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, ICBL-CMC and final editor for Cluster Munition Monitor 2014

Available for questions: Experts will be available for questions during the briefing and for individual interviews after the briefing, if pre-arranged.

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor will release the global findings of Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 report, the fifth 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 2014 report details unprecedented numbers of casualties caused by continued cluster bomb use by Syria, a non-signatory to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, as well as recent incidents of use in South Sudan and Ukraine. Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 is being issued in advance of the convention’s Fifth Meeting of States Parties, which will be held in San José, Costa Rica September 2-5, 2014.

The press conference will be held in English, but questions can also be fielded in Spanish. 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 Monday 25 August.


Access to online codes is required to join the briefing. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:

Jared Bloch, ICBL-CMC Media and Communications Manager, Geneva (CET), Mobile +41-78-683-4407 or email media@icblcmc.org.