Cluster Bomb Ban
World Education staff member Thoummy Silaphan recently spoke on behalf of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster bombs.
The Convention is a treaty that requires its signatories to destroy stockpiled cluster munitions
within eight years, clear contaminated areas within 10 years and help affected communities and survivors.
So far 107 countries have signed the convention and 37 countries have ratified it. The first meeting of the state parties will be held in November in Laos - the most bombed state in the world.
For more information on the Convention, please see the following articles:
Survivors and activists hail cluster bomb ban (Reuters)
Aid Groups in Asia Hail Start of New Cluster Munitions Treaty (VOA)
Ban Advocates website