Posts Tagged: cluster munitions

Togo ratifies Convention on Cluster Munitions

On Friday, June 22, 2012, Togo became the 72nd State Party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  The Convention bans all use, production, stockpile and transfer of deadly cluster munitions.  Togo was one of the first countries to sign the Convention and with Friday’s ratification, Togo has deepened that commitment. Togo has said that it… Read more »

Upcoming meeting on cluster munitions

Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro urges States to take part in upcoming meeting on cluster munitions. The First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, will be held in Vientiane,…

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Convention on cluster munitions becomes international law

The Convention on Cluster Munitions went into effect on Sunday, 1 August 2010. Due to the number of countries that have signed and ratified the Convention, it becomes binding international law in countries around the world. This is a cause…

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Give cluster bombs the boot

Join the National Call- In Day March 30th This is what our Friends at Friends Committee on National Legislation are saying: “When nearly 100 nations – including Britain, France, and Germany – gathered in early December to sign a global…

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Two steps to ban cluster bombs

Adapted from the Presbyterian Washington Office: Ninety-five countries, including our closest NATO allies, have just signed a global treaty banning cluster bombs. The Holy See, Ireland, Norway, Sierra Leone have ratified the treaty. The United States has not yet signed…

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Cluster Munitions Resource

Following up on the signing of the cluster bomb treaty, Religions for Peace has issued a new resource to help religious communities cooperate as they seek to address this issue. Cluster Munitions: A Resource Guide for Religions for Peace is…

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New Treaty to Ban Cluster Bombs

Success in Dublin! 110 nations agreed to a groundbreaking and comprehensive new treaty to ban cluster bombs. Today’s provisional text will be formally adopted on Friday. It will be open for signatures in Oslo in December. When the formal adoption…

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More on Stopping Cluster Bombs

I’m not the only one missing the gathering in Dublin to negotiate a treaty to ban cluster bombs. The United States government is not present either. But there is a bill pending in Congress that addresses this issue. The Cluster…

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I Wish I Was in Dublin

Because I can’t make it to Dublin, I have signed a petition calling governments to support a treaty banning cluster bombs. More than 100 governments have gathered in Dublin along with hundreds of representatives of non-governmental organizations. They are there…

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