26 June 2009

TAKE ACTION: Urge Tajikistan to sign the Convention

Umarbek Pulodov 

"No more children should be harmed or families destroyed by this weapon. On behalf of all other cluster munition survivors from Tajikistan, I call on the Government to sign the treaty now!"- Mr. Umarbek Pulodov, Ban Advocate and cluster munition survivor, Tajikistan

Tajikistan is affected by cluster munitions following use in the civil war in the 1990s. Signing the Convention would enable Tajikistan to receive assistance for the clearance of cluster bomb remnants and to help victims of cluster munitions. Although Tajikistan participated in the Oslo Process and endorsed the Oslo Declaration and the Wellington Declaration, the country did not attend the Dublin negotiations in May 2008. Tajikistan has not signed the Convention and has not provided a public explanation for this.
Take action and urge Tajikistan to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions by sending the letter below to the President of Tajikistan.Letter to the President of Tajikistan
  1. Add your name and signature at the end of the letter
  2. If you are writing on behalf of an organisation you may want to print the letter on your organisation's letterhead
  3. Send the letter to the President of Tajikistan and the 3 people listed at the bottom of the letter
  4. Send the letter to the Embassy of Tajikistan closest to you (List of Tajikistan embassies)
Thank you for taking action!