Saturday, 31 July 2010

Aid Groups in Asia Hail Start of New Cluster Munitions Treaty

Filed under: Business, Human Rights, Environment,Disarmament,Southeast Asia — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 10:56 PDT

The new international convention banning the use and production of cluster munitions takes effect on Sunday, with more than 30 countries having ratified the treaty. The Convention on Cluster Munitions is seen as a major step in disarmament, even as unexploded ordnance from the Vietnam War 40 years ago still extracts a deadly toll in southeast Asia, especially Laos.

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