18 August 2014

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Convenes Gambia Stakeholder Meeting on CCM Ratification

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Cluster Munition Coalition member, West Africa Network for Peace Building (Wanep-Gambia) brought together natonal stakeholders including civil society partners, lawmakers and senior representatives from the Ministries of Defense, Justice and Foreign Affairs, last week to discuss plans for ratifying the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Gambia signed the Convention in Olso in 2008.

In addressing the meeting, Yusupha Dibba, Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Defense said that Gambia "...would be working towards its ratification in due course," noting the "humanitarian consequences and unacceptable harm to civilians, caused by these weapons." 

Read more about the WANEP meeting here.