On 8 September 2011, Afghanistan deposited its instrument of ratification to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions with the United Nations in New York, becoming the 62nd signatory to ratify. Read more
The ANZCMC is greatly saddened by the death of Pacific campaigner Andonia Sema Piau-Lynch. Andy passed away peacefully on Saturday, 29 January 2011 in Port Vila, Vanuatu after a painful battle with cancer. In addition to her crucial work advancing the rights of persons with disabilities and women in Vanuatu and across the Pacific, Andy made important contributions to the International Campaigns to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC).
Until 2009, Andy was national coordinator of the Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (DPA), a local non-governmental organization for persons with disabilities that was runner-up to the 2007 Pacific Human Rights Award. Read more
We now have a flickr account with photographs available of the Super Fund action as well as campaign stunts. DraftFCB has completed a short film on the chalk stunt and petition handover, which is available on YouTube! Please give feedback on the films and use the photos in your work…
Kia Ora and thank you Mr. Co-Chair for this opportunity to take the floor on behalf of the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition, the group of nineteen domestic non-governmental organisations that has been providing civil society support to this conference. Download PDF Read more
22 Feb 08 – Today is the final day of the Wellington Conference. The CMC is co-hosting a joint press conference with the New Zealand government at midday, and are expected to announce that it has been a great success. Many countries have already indicated that they will endorse the Wellington Declaration, and the CMC expects that more will do so in the plenary session this morning. The draft treaty is expected to proceed unchanged to form the basis of the formal negotiations in Dublin. Read more, in Friday’s Cluster Ban News.
21 Feb 08 – The Wellington Conference is nearing its conclusion and the work of government delegates, civil society representatives and campaigners is intensifying. Today’s plenary discussions will cover the issues of i) storage and stockpile destruction, ii) international cooperation and assistance, iii) transparency and compliance and iv) national implementation. See: Thursday’s Cluster Ban News.