Cluster Munition Coalition

The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is a global civil society coalition of hundreds of organizations working for a world without cluster munitions. It seeks to end the suffering caused by these weapons and ensure the rights of victims are upheld and realized. The CMC works through its members to change government policy and practice on cluster munitions, especially by promoting universal adherence to and full compliance with the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.

The CMC raises public awareness and advocates at the national, regional, and international levels. Through its global membership the CMC brings the reality of cluster munition-affected communities into the diplomatic arena. CMC campaigners around the world work in a spirit of cooperation with their governments and other partners to ensure countries join the Convention on Cluster Munitions and live up to the letter and spirit of the treaty.

Credit: Cluster Munition Coalition, 2014

The CMC was formed in 2003, and in 2011 it merged with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines to become the ICBL-CMC, one organization with two separate campaigns on cluster munitions and on landmines. The campaign work of both the CMC and the ICBL is underpinned and supported by the research work of the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor.