Cluster Munition Monitor, now in its third 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 known as Action On Armed Violence), and published by the Monitor. Cluster Munition Monitor 2012 provides a global overview of efforts to eliminate cluster munitions with a focus on developments in 2011 and the first half of 2012. 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.