100 Countries Sign the Cluster Ban Treaty in Oslo, Norway


The Cluster Munitions Coalition celebrate the signing of the Cluster Ban Treaty, December 3rd, 2008. Students are dedicated to offering humanitarian assistance to those who suffer. In December, 2009, over 100 countries formally signed the treaty in Oslo, Norway. The major focus and objectives of our campaigning work has been about this new treaty. We are excited to be a part of the process and essentially witness the “birth” of a new, international treaty. The treaty was opened for signature in Oslo, Norway on the 3rd December 2008, the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The signing in Oslo was a “milestone in this productive diplomatic disarmament process”. On behalf of  The West Virginia Camping to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions/PSALM: Proud Students Against Landmines/Cluster Munitions), PSALM/WVCBL was  represented at the Oslo Convention on Cluster Munitions Signing Conference on this momentous, historic occasion. The opportunity was truly a tribute to the incredible efforts of our students over the past 10 years. We were able to share with other campaigners the many successful labors of our students and meet with the victims of these devastating weapons, many of which are civilians and children. WVCBL/PSALM urge ALL countries to sign the treaty to ban cluster bombs!