Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is a global network of more than 300 civil society organizations working in over 80 countries to bring an end to the human suffering caused by cluster munitions . CMC was established in November 2003, and among the founder organizations were Human Rights Watch, Handicap International and other leaders of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
Norwegian People’s Aid got engaged in CMC from 2006 because we saw that while we and other organizations worked hard to clear the world of mines , the cluster munitions problem continued to grow in the 1990s and early 2000s. Cluster munitions stood out as the weapon that posed the greatest danger to civilians since antipersonnel mines, which were banned in 1997.
CMC played an important role as the civil society representative during the Oslo Process to ban cluster munitions and during the negotiation of the prohibition of this type of weapons in Dublin in May 2008. Now CMC continues its efforts to bring in more and more countries to become States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions and to implement its provisions on clearance, stockpile destruction and victim assistance.
Find out more about CMC here: www.stopclustermunitions.org