Cluster Munition Monitor, now in its fourth edition, was first released in 2010 and builds upon the 2009 report Banning Cluster Munitions: Government Policy and Practice, which was researched and written by Human Rights Watch and Landmine Action (now Action On Armed Violence), and published by the Monitor. Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 provides a global overview of efforts to eliminate cluster munitions with a focus on developments in 2012 and the first half of 2013. It covers global developments in ban policy, survey and clearance of cluster munition remnants, casualties and victim assistance, and funding support. Country-specific developments are available in online Country Profiles. The report will be issued annually.