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