The Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition is grateful to everyone who supported our work against cluster bombs in 2011. After 2010, we didn’t think this year could be any busier, but it was action-packed… Read more
The Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition (ANZCMC) looks forward to working with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Murray McCully, on the disarmament and arms control portfolio in support of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It is however deeply disappointed at the loss of the ministerial position.
In a 19 December 2011 press release, the ANZCMC coordinator Mary Wareham said: ” The loss of our dedicated Disarmament Minister is significant as this role has helped New Zealand to play a unique leadership role in the international movement to ban cluster bombs and in other crucial disarmament effort. New Zealand needs active and constructive engagement by a dedicated Minister to advance the humanitarian disarmament agenda, including the ban on cluster bombs.”