Cluster bombs

Artists for Peace Exhibition Summary

The Artists for Peace Exhibition concludes, raising $36,677 for MAPW and cluster bomb survivors in Lebanon.

New treaty bans worst types of cluster munitions

In Dublin between 19 May and 28 May, 110 governments negotiated a new international treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, that will ban cluster munitions that “cause unacceptable harm to civilians”. The treaty bans all the cluster munitions that have been extensively used.

Act now to ban cluster munitions

21 MAY 2008. MAPW has asked its members and supporters to take urgent action (detailed below) to persuade the Australian government to support a total ban on cluster bombs.

A crucial international conference is taking place in Dublin, where the wording of the treaty to ban cluster bombs will be finalised by the end of this week. 

Banning cluster bombs: time to write a letter

Australia is among a group of countries seeking to "water down" the international treaty to ban cluster bombs, which will be negotiated in Dublin on 19 – 30 May 2008.

It is an important time for people to write to the government, as well as to newspapers and other media urging that they fully support the draft treaty, without loopholes.

Cluster munitions: write a letter to the Australian government - April 2008

An international treaty to ban cluster bombs will be negotiated in Dublin on 19 – 30 May 2008. Australia is among a group of countries seeking to "water down" this important treaty in several significant ways. This Uniting Church resource is to assist people to write to the government urging support for the full treaty.

Global Day to Ban Cluster Bombs

Event Date: 
Sat, 19/04/2008 (All day)

The Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs is a designated day of action to highlight 40 years of civilian deaiths and injuries caused by cluster bombs. Citizens around the world will use this day to call on governments to take action now and make history.

MAPW cluster bomb resource list - 2007

 A list of websites with further information on cluster bombs

Doctors Condemn Cluster Bomb Inaction. May 2007

Media Release

Thurs May 31, 2007.

MAPW deplores the recommendation of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade not to support a ban on cluster munitions, adding that the this flies in the face of growing international concern of the terrible humanitarian costs of these weapons.


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