Posts tagged “1MSP”

Vientiane Times: “Vientiane meeting yields concrete action plan for cluster bomb disposal”

Posted: Nov 15, 2010

Governments from more than 100 nations have agreed on a 66-point action plan to turn legal obligations in the Convention on Cluster Munitions into concrete actions.

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Vientiane Times: “Govt looks to US for help with UXO clearance”

Posted: Nov 12, 2010

Laos does not demand but rather is hopeful that the US government will see the harm being caused by UXO and provide more assistance to remove these deadly bombs from Lao soil.

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Vientiane Times: “Young girl killed, sister injured in cluster bomb tragedy”

Posted: Nov 12, 2010

A 10-year-old girl was killed and her sister injured on Wednesday by a cluster bomb that exploded in Thasala village, Khamkeuth district, Borikhamxay province.

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Vientiane Times: “EU committed to supporting UXO clearance in affected nations”

Posted: Nov 11, 2010

The European Union is very concerned about the impact of cluster munitions and is committed to continuing its support for affected nations, including Laos, despite not all 27 member states joining the Oslo Convention on Cluster Munitions.

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ICRC: “Laos: launching the global ban on cluster munitions”

Posted: Nov 9, 2010

The first meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions is taking place from 9 to 12 November in Laos, the country worst affected by cluster munitions, to convert the Convention’s lifesaving obligations into action.

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AFP: “Mangled arms, legs legacy of cluster bombs in Laos”

Posted: Nov 8, 2010

Novalee bounces up and down on his new artificial leg. “Comfortable. Comfortable,” he says, smiling. A cluster bomb blew off his real limb below the knee, leaving Novalee, 38, among the estimated tens of thousands of civilians around the world who have been killed or wounded by the weapons.

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First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (1MSP)

Event Dates: Nov 9, 2010 - Nov 12, 2010

Legacies of War is attending the First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (1MSP) in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Leading up to the meeting, we will be traveling around Laos and attending other events. We will be documenting our entire trip and experiences with a microsite: Legacies of War @ 1MSP. Check […]

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