Additional support to the ICBL 2008 (cluster munitions & regional conferences)

Contract partner: International Campaign to Ban Landmines Country: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 25.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2008 End: 31.12.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

Through its advocacy activities, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)

aims at stopping further casualties due to explosive remnants of war (ERW), particularly

antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions. ICBL does so by

working on the universalization of the convention banning antipersonnel

landmines, its implementation by States Parties and by ensuring the

signature, on 3 December 2008, by a maximum number of countries of the

new Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), adopted in Dublin on 30

May 2008, as well as its rapid entry into force.

ICBL circulated a first funding proposal earlier this year, to which the Austrian Development Cooperation has already contributed ¿ 40 000. With new, and larger, events being now planned, particularly some regional conferences linked to the new Convention on Cluster

Munitions, and by its presence in Geneva, ICBL has now submitted an additional funding request

of ¿ 25 000.

Expenses covered under that funding relate to specific advocacy initiatives carried out by the ICBL

Advocacy Advisor and Advocacy officer in Geneva, and by their

participation in regional conferences in Uganda, Bulgaria, and Thailand.

project number 2083-03/2008
source of funding OEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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