10 November 2011

Take action with Avaaz - stand up for the ban on cluster bombs

Children campaign against cluster munitions. Photo credit: Avaaz Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, has launched an online petition to help us in our campaign against the introduction of a new law on cluster bombs being negotiated in Geneva next week at the 4th Review Conference on the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).Sign the petition now to send a clear message to world leaders: We will not stand for the introduction of a weak new law which could lead to an increase in the use of cluster munitions, by giving countries like the United States, China and Russia the legal cover they seek to use them . A treaty comprehensively banning cluster munitions already exists and states should stand strong to uphold the standards of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions during negotiations next week.Read more about the upcoming Review Conference on the CMC's CCW page here