Sign the People's Treaty!
November 27, 2008, 12:35 PM EST
TAKE ACTION TO BAN CLUSTER BOMBS
In support of Mine's Action Canada and the Cluster Munitions Coalition, the CAW is encouraging members to sign the People's Treaty, urging the Canadian government to sign an international Cluster Ban Treaty that bans the use, stockpiling, transfer and production of cluster bombs.
Just 12 days before a groundbreaking new treaty banning cluster bombs opens for signature in Oslo, Canada has still not announced that it intends to sign the treaty on December 3. Let them know you support a ban on cluster munitions! Take a minute to sign the People's Treaty
The Cluster Munitions Convention, which was negotiated and adopted in Dublin in May 2008, bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions and places obligations on countries to clear affected areas, assist victims and destroy stockpiles. It is the most significant treaty of its kind since the ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1997.
Canada led the world in negotiating the Mine Ban Treaty, and today, we need to again demand that our government takes strong action against an indiscriminate weapon.
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