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US Campaigners Condemn Fifth Transfer of Banned US Cluster Munitions

Thursday, April 25, 2024 The US Cluster Munition Coalition (USCMC) is appalled by President Biden’s decision to again transfer internationally prohibited cluster munitions to Ukraine. The US Cluster Munition Coalition has condemned the four previous transfers of these weapons since July of 2023, and is dismayed by the need to condemn such an action for the fifth time. The US Cluster Munition Coalition urges […]

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U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition Condemns Fourth Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions

Wednesday, March 13, 2024The U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition (USCMC) once again condemns the actions of President Biden in transferring internationally prohibited cluster munitions to another country. The USCMC firmly opposes any transfers of these weapons to any party, including Ukraine. Following the widespread condemnation by the international community and civil society to President Biden’s decision […]

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March 1st Anniversary of Mine Ban Treaty

March 1st, 2024 marks the 25th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty’s entry into force, a monumental milestone in global efforts to end the use of antipersonnel landmines, inherently indiscriminate weapons that have a devastating impact on communities worldwide. The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and […]

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The Convention on Cluster Munitions turns 15!

On December 3, 2008, the Convention on Cluster Munitions opened for signature in Oslo, Norway. On this date 15 years ago at the Oslo City Hall, 94 States signed the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty of the decade, banning the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions, and obligating them to provide victim […]

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Cluster Munition Coalition

© 20 years ago on November 13, 2003 campaigners from around the world met in The Hague to launch a coordinated, global civil society response to the growing problems created by cluster munitions: the Cluster Munition Coalition! Together, we have come a very long way since 2003. The CMC has grown to hundreds of members […]

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U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition Condemns Third Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 The U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition (USCMC) is deeply dismayed by the Biden administration’s decision to transfer a third round of cluster munitions to Ukraine. Cluster munitions have a widespread indiscriminate effect and devastating humanitarian consequences. These weapons have been banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions by 124 countries, including most NATO member […]

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Cluster Munition Convention Welcomes New States

ICBL-CMC Press Release   Cluster Munition Convention welcomes new states and reiterates condemnation of recent use and transfer of the weapon   The Eleventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions welcomed two new States this week and celebrated stockpile destruction and clearance milestones by States Parties while reiterating its condemnation of any use […]

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 Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitors 

Monitoring progress in eliminating landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war. Cluster Munition Monitor 2023 Launched on September 5th, 2023, this report focuses on calendar year 2022, with some information updated into August 2023 where possible. Status of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions Use of Cluster Munitions Casualties and Contamination Stockpile Destruction […]

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Ukraine: Apparent Russian Cluster Munition Attack

9 Civilians Died in Lyman HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (Kyiv, August 4, 2023) – Nine civilians were killed and more than a dozen injured in an apparent Russian cluster munition attack on July 8, 2023, in a residential district of the Ukrainian town of Lyman, Human Rights Watch said today. Russia’s repeated use of cluster munitions […]

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World Cup Soccer Inspires Children Around the World

YET CHILDREN IN CONTAMINATED AREAS ARE AT RISK Every World Cup tournament inspires young people worldwide to be the soccer players/ footballers of tomorrow. Yet for those living in cluster munition, landmine and UXO contaminated countries, this dream remains a difficult reality.  A cluster munition, also known as a cluster bomb, is a weapon containing […]