This is a great step for non-violence and many hope to continue this disarmament effort and include other types of weaponry in the ban. Hopefully, in years to come, the push for disarmament will gain even more strength and follow the example of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Convention on Cluster Munitions
I recently read that the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions agreed in May to forbid the use or production of cluster munitions. As many know, cluster bombs have been used in warfare for decades and have caused immense harm and suffering. Now, on December 3, the Convention on Cluster Munitions will be signed in Oslo, Norway. This is an incredibly exciting event as it puts human welfare and decency over the production of violent weapons. The UN, Red Cross, and multiple other organizations have been involved in this treaty, which will be the first international treaty to prohibit a whole category of arms.