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THE MOST VULNERABLE: PSALM ART AND PHOTO EXHIBIT

“The Most Vulnerable” Portraits of Children Survivors of Landmines and Cluster Munitions By PSALM Students                                          opened Friday, January 9th,at the MONONGALIA ARTS CENTER, 107 High Street, MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, USA. PSALM students displayed portraits and presented an art installation to raise awareness about […]

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Sharp drop in landmine casualties; but international funding for remaining mine clearance declines

Fewer people were killed and injured by landmines in 2013 than in any previous year, and nearly all use and production of the weapon has ceased, said the latest annual report of the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Landmine Monitor 2014 was released on the seventeenth anniversary of the signing of the Mine […]

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Stop Explosive Investments Campaign

A ban on cluster bombs In 2008 governments negotiated an international treaty, formally known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions, that bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster bombs. It also prohibits all countries that have joined the Convention to assist anyone in any activity banned under the Convention, such as the production […]

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LANDMINE AND CLUSTER BOMB AWARENESS DAY IN MORGANTOWN/ MONITOR RELEASES FACTSHEET ON IMPACT OF WEAPONS ON CHILDREN

PSALM students attended Morgantown, West Virginia, USA  City Council to receive a proclamation recognizing November 18th as Landmine/Cluster Munition Awareness Day . Morgantown Mayor, Jennifer Selin stated as the Proclamation was presented, ” NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Morgantown, West Virginia hereby urges our national leaders to join the Ottawa Treaty to Ban […]

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WVU Global Health PSALM/WVCBL Lecture, “Landmines…Perspectives From the Field”

  The Global Health Program at West Virginia University Health Science Center hosted its annual Global Health Day event on October 24, 2014. PSALM seniors were the keynote speakers along with WVU Law Professor Arthur Rizer. Junior PSALM students set up an information table at the Health Science Center and made presentations to visitors. The […]

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US Announces it will Abide by Major Obligations of Mine Ban Treaty, with Exception of Republic of Korea

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines welcomes the announcement on September 24th, 2014 by the United States that it will abide by the major obligations of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, except as “required for the defense of the Republic of Korea.” The US committed not to use antipersonnel mines and not to assist, encourage, […]

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PSALM Celebrates the International Day of Peace

PSALM: Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs recognized the International Day of Peace by hosting a Peace One Day celebration and awareness event by releasing balloons symbolizing their hopes, dreams and prayers for a more peaceful and just world. PSALM students are dedicated to educating others about the dangers of landmines and cluster bombs and prevent future […]

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Central America Now a Zone Free of Cluster Munitions

Central America became the first region to become free of cluster munitions with Belize’s accession to the international treaty banning cluster munitions, said the Cluster Munition Coalition at the close of the treaty’s meeting. In addition, the Republic of Congo announced ratification of the treaty at the meeting, bringing up to 114 the number of […]

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The Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (5MSP)

    The Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (5MSP) will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica 2-5 September 2014. At this meeting, States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions will give progress updates on implementing their treaty obligations and take key decisions on items including the structures […]

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Positive Changes in U.S. Landmine Policy Stop Short of Immediate Ban Commitment to No Longer Produce Antipersonnel Mines

The United States has announced that it intends to join the Mine Ban Treaty in the future, and will not produce or acquire antipersonnel landmines U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Douglas M. Griffiths made the announcement today at the Mine Ban Treaty’s 3rd Review Conference in Maputo, which the US is attending as an observer. The […]