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What is the Monitor?

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor (“the Monitor”) provides civil society monitoring on the humanitarian and developmental consequences of landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war (ERW). An initiative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) created in 1998, it provides research and monitoring for the ICBL and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC).

The initiative is renowned for its independent and impartial monitoring and has become the de facto monitoring regime for the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The Monitor has gained respect for its work by going beyond the transparency reporting states must provide under the relevant treaties to provide independent reporting and evaluation.

The Monitor’s key target audiences are governments, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations, as well as media, academics, and the general public.

The Monitor meets the information needs of the international community by reporting on all aspects of the landmine, cluster munitions, and ERW issues; analyzing trends and developments; providing annual updates on every country in the world; making research findings available in a variety of mediums; maintaining a global network of experts; and remaining flexible and annually adapting reporting to changing information needs.