International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)

The ICBL remains committed to pushing for the complete eradication of antipersonnel mines. The Mine Ban Treaty provides an effective framework for much of our work. At the same time it is crucial to engage those outside the treaty - non-member states and armed opposition groups - and urge them to abide by the spirit of the treaty. Many of our member campaigns are involved at an operational level in aspects of mine clearance or victim assistance. However, as a network our role is largely one of monitoring and advocacy.

We Lobby For: 1) Implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, e.g. clearance of all mined areas, assistance to landmine victims, destruction of stockpiled mines, and financial assistance for mine clearance and victim assistance; 2) Humanitarian mine action programmes that are geared to efficient and safe clearance with prioritization of areas having the most impact on communities; 3) Support for landmine survivors, their families, and communities to enable them to deal with the immediate aftermath of an injury and the medium- and long-term consequences, plus protection of their rights; 4) Universal membership and the promotion of the norm of the Mine Ban Treaty through lobbying of non-members and of armed opposition groups to halt mine use, production or transfer, wherever this takes place.
Activities: 1) 
Participation in the Mine Ban Treaty processes, e.g. meetings of state parties and the intersessional standing committees; 2) Marking significant anniversaries through media work and public events, e.g. 1 March - the treaty's entry into force, 3 December - the treaty's signing, and the annual Nobel Peace ceremony; 3) Lobbying of international fora for inclusion of the landmine issue, e.g. Commonwealth, the Francophonie, the European Union; 4) Action to condemn mine use or urge non-members to join the Mine Ban Treaty; 5) Research and production of the Landmine Monitor Report which monitors implementation of and compliance with the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a network of NGOs working in over 80 countries that works locally, nationally and internationally to eradicate antipersonnel mines. Members include human rights, humanitarian, children, peace, disability, veterans, medical, mine action, development, arms control, religious, environmental and women's groups. The campaign calls for: 1) A worldwide ban on antipersonnel landmines; 2) Universal membership of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty; 3) Support for the needs and rights of landmine survivors; 4) Demining and risk education to safeguard lives and livelihoods.

  • Assistance to landmine survivors
  • Employment Generation
  • Mine Action
  • Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction

Mine Action

Having played a central role in the creation of the Mine Ban Treaty, we have a unique commitment to work towards its full universalization and implementation.
Between 50.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
  • Advocacy
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
Description of activities
Member organizations conduct mine clearance.
Work with States Parties on achieving faster and fuller implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. Work with States not Parties to encourage rapid ratification or accession / All countries.
Promote the Convention and all related aspects of the mine problem at regional level in regions with low adherence to the Mine Ban Treaty Engage more States Parties to promote the Convention along the lines of UCG discussions; Promote engagement of NSAs in a ban on landmines and in mine action and victim assistance ; Work closely with States Parties in regions with low adherence to the Treaty to set examples and advocate for other States in the region to join; Promote participation of Non States Parties in Mine Ban Treaty related meetings; Raising awareness at national level among people within ministries, Mine Action Centers, administration etc. The ICBL carries out its implementation work though a number of different avenues, including: • engagement with stakeholders at national level, participation in the treaty’s Intersessional Work Programme (including Coordination Committee meetings and individual meetings with committee co-chairs); • meetings with government representatives in Geneva and in-country; • statements at Intersessional Standing Committee (ISC) meetings and Meetings of the States Parties (MSPs); • letters to Ministries of Foreign Affairs in the run-up to these meetings; • engagement with specific states in special cases of implementation concerns; • participation in international, regional, or national meetings on treaty implementation; • providing information on policy issues and recent developments on the ICBL website and newsletter; • and coordination with partners such as the treaty’s Implementation Support Unit (ISU), the ICRC, and UN bodies. • Produce annual report (Landmine Monitor) on universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty/ All countries.

Assistance to landmine survivors

  • Advocacy
  • Direct project implementation
  • Policy advice
Description of activities
Member organizations active in victim assistance
Work with States Parties on achieving faster and fuller implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. Work with States not Parties to encourage rapid ratification or accession / All countries

Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction

  • Advocacy
Description of activities
  • Africa
    • Eastern Africa
      • Uganda
      • Somalia
      • Sudan
      • Ethiopia
      • Zambia
      • Djibouti
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
    • Southern Africa
    • Western Africa
      • Senegal
  • Oceania
  • Asia
    • Central Asia
      • Kyrgyzstan
      • Tajikistan
    • East Asia
      • Mongolia
      • Japan
    • South Asia
      • Nepal
      • Afghanistan
      • India
      • Pakistan
      • Sri Lanka
      • Bangladesh
    • South East Asia
      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Philippines
      • Thailand
      • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    • Western Asia
      • Armenia
      • Georgia
      • Jordan
      • Lebanon
      • Turkey
      • Yemen
      • Azerbaijan
      • Iraq
  • Americas
    • North America
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Argentina
      • Chile
      • Colombia
      • Peru
  • Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Russian Federation
      • Ukraine
      • Poland
      • Belarus
    • Northern Europe
      • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
      • Denmark
      • Norway
    • Western Europe
      • Austria
      • France
      • Switzerland
      • Belgium
      • Germany
    • Southern Europe
      • Italy
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Croatia
      • Serbia
      • Greece
International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
Rue de Cornavin 9
Geneva CH-1201
Non-governmental organisation
More than 10 years
Between 250.000 to 1 million CHF per annum
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Rue de Cornavin 9
Geneva CH-1201
Headquarters

The Geneva office serves as central management for our decentralized organization and staff in other offices. It also serves as the main point of contact for substantive issues on implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty and acts as a liaison to Geneva diplomats working on disarmament issues.

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Tamar Gabelnick
Treaty Implementation Director
Tamar Gabelnick
Treaty Implementation Director
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Network

Mine Action Operators

Type: 
NGO
Main purpose: 
Other
Other: 
Advocacy
Geographical scope: 
Geneva
Description: 

NGO / Members of the ICBL

Mine Risk Education providers

Type: 
Other
Other: 
NGO/ Members of the ICBL

Peace and disarmament groups

Type: 
NGO
Main purpose: 
Policy
Geographical scope: 
Geneva
Description: 

NGO / Members of the ICBL

UN Mine Action Team United Nations

Victim Assistance providers

Type: 
NGO
Main purpose: 
Policy
Geographical scope: 
Geneva
Description: 

NGO / Members of the ICBL