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PSALM Students Celebrate the International Day of Peace

PSALM students celebrated the International Day of Peace by sponsoring a school-wide awareness event. Recognizing that disarmament is important in the process of peace-building, students met to discuss ways to raise awareness about landmines and cluster munitions, survivors issues and how to bring the United States aboard the treaties. Students sent press releases to publicize […]

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The Ninth Meeting of States Parties (9MSP) of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The Ninth Meeting of States Parties (9MSP) of the Convention on Cluster Munitions was held place from 2 to 4 September 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. PSALM/WVCBL has urged United States to send representation to this Meeting of States Parties. During the three-day meeting States noted the Convention’s success in globally stigmatizing cluster munitions and […]

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August 1st Marks the 9th Anniversary of Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force on 1 August 2010 and bans all use of cluster munitions as well as requiring clearance of cluster munitions remnants, destruction of stockpiles, and the provision of assistance for victims. Members of PSALM/WVCBL urge all countries, including the United States, to join the treaty, work towards clearance and […]

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World Cup Soccer Inspires Children to Work for World Free of Landmines and Cluster Bombs

Every World Cup tournament inspires young people worldwide to be the soccer players/ footballers of tomorrow. Yet for those living in cluster munition, landmine and UXO contaminated countries, this dream remains a difficult reality.  A cluster munition, also known as a cluster bomb, is a weapon containing multiple explosive submunitions. Like landmines, these submunitions can […]

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ICBL DIRECTOR JOINS YOUTH CAMPAIGNER EXCHANGE IN WEST VIRGINIA

  The West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions facilitated a series of exchanges on Mine Ban advocacy and youth, with ICBL-CMC Director Hector Guerra. On Tuesday, May 7, the Director joined WVCBL member, Dr. Larry Schwab for a discussion with Proud Students Against Land Mines and Cluster Munitions (PSALM). The group presented their […]

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Global Action for Mine Awareness Day

On Mine Awareness Day 2019, PSALM (PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES AND CLUSTER BOMBS) joined the International Campaign to Ban Landmines in celebrating twenty years of Mine Ban Treaty success and the role of civil society and mine action partners in Taking Action for a Safer World. The Treaty remains one of the most successful disarmament instruments ever. […]

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“THE ROAD TRAVELED” A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY PSALM: PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES AND CLUSTER BOMBS.

You have probably heard expression “the road less traveled”. It implies a choice in life but in many places around the world the real paths and roads of life are strewn with the remnants of war and there are no choices of which paths and roads to take. People of all walks of life must travel these paths and roads to home, school, and work, to retrieve water or farm and forage for food. These paths pose […]

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The Seventeenth Meeting of States Parties

  The Seventeenth Meeting of States Parties (17MSP) to the Mine Ban Treaty took place at the UN office in Geneva from 26 to 30 November 2018 and was presided over by Afghanistan. Highlights include: Mauritania announced completion of mine clearance Oman announced completion of stockpile destruction Ukraine submitted its clearance deadline extension request, putting […]

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PSALM STUDENTS BEGIN WORK ON “THE ROAD TRAVELED” ART AND PHOTO EXHIBIT

PSALM students have begun work on their planned exhibit of art and photographs titled, “THE ROAD TRAVELED”. Students are painting landscapes of countries the world over contaminated with landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded ordnance.  Our exhibit hopes to educate all about the life threatening decisions people make each day on their way to work, school, […]

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WVCBL/PSALM CONGRATULATE NAMIBIA

Namibia has become the 104th member state to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, following deposit of the instrument of ratification with the United Nations (UN). “Namibia’s accession to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, just two days before the opening of the Eighth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva, is yet another indication of the strength […]