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“THE LIGHT WITHIN”

PSALM STUDENTS RECOGNIZE THE INTERNATION DAY OF MINE AWARENESS On APRIL 16TH, PSALM: PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES AND CLUSTER BOMBS hosted a LEND YOUR LEG SOLIDARITY DAY at school. School community members and families were invited to join us, roll up one pant leg to symbolically “stand” in solidarity with the victims and survivors of […]

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PSALM CELEBRATES MINE BAN TREATY ANNIVERSARY MARCH 1ST, 2021

March 1, 2021 marks 22 years since the life saving Mine Ban Treaty entered into force following much hard work and the cooperative efforts of civil society, the ICRC, States and the United Nations. We celebrate the progress made, lives saved and rights ensured for landmine survivors since the treaty became international law. We also welcome renewed […]

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Cluster Munition Monitor 2020

Released on the 25th of November, 2020, this report provides a 10-year review of developments in addressing the global cluster munitions problem, with information included up to September 2020. Profiles published online provide additional country-specific findings on these topics. Thematic maps are also published in the report and available online. This is the 11th annual […]

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Convention on Cluster Munitions Second Review Conference

The Convention on Cluster Munitions Second Review Conference begins this week in a first ever virtual format, due to COVID19 response measures. The meeting, hosted by Convention Presidency Switzerland, will be held in two parts: from 25-27 November; and 4-5 February 2021 in hybrid format at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. CMC campaign members from around the […]

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Chile, UK Mine Free Announcements Highlight Mine Ban Treaty Meeting

  The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is heartened by news this week from the 18th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty that Chile and the United Kingdom have successfully completed their landmine clearance obligations under the treaty. With the two announcements, this brings to 31 the number of States Parties which […]

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WVCBL/PSALM join the International Community in Expressing Outrage Over the Use Cluster Munitions in Nagorno-Karabakh

We join the International community in expressing outrage and sadness over the use of cluster munitions in Azerbaijan.  Azerbaijan has repeatedly used widely banned cluster munitions in residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh, Human Rights Watch said today. During an on-site investigation in Nagorno-Karabakh in October 2020, Human Rights Watch documented four incidents in which Azerbaijan used […]

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PSALM STUDENTS DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO CAMPAIGNING FOR THE US TO JOIN THE MINE BAN TREATY

PSALM students are determined to see the US join the Mine Ban Treaty. During school closure due to Covid, students sent over 150 postcards to members of Congress asking for support for the United States to join the Mine Ban Treaty. Students are dedicated since their founding in 1999 to this cause. PLEASE join PSALM/WVCBL […]

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Niue accedes to the Convention on Cluster Munitions!

                    Niue deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 6 August. Congratulations to Niue on becoming the 109th State Party! PSALM students participated in remote campaigning while out of school sending postcards to countries, including Niue,  encouraging them to accend the treaty. With […]

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CMC Calls for Universal Adoption of Convention on Cluster Munitions and End to All Use on 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, on 1 August, the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) became international law, paving the way for clearance of contaminated communities, destruction of stockpiles, and establishing the international norm banning all use and solidifying global condemnation of the weapon. The CCM was also the first multilateral treaty to include provisions for assistance to […]

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ACTION ALERT #ReverseUSLandminePolicyNow

What is happening? The US announced its new landmine policy on January 31, 2020. The new policy permits US troops to use antipersonnel landmines anywhere in the world at any time and allows the US to resume production of antipersonnel mines. The US Administration cancelled the Obama Administration’s policy to prohibit United States military forces from employing antipersonnel landmines outside […]