Project: Supporting the Convention on Cluster Munitions
15 September 2011
Last Updated on 02 March 2012
FOSDA is a member of the Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC). The CMC is an international civil society campaign working to eradicate cluster munitions, prevent further casualties from these weapons and put an end for all time to the suffering they cause. The Coalition works through its members to change the policy and practice of governments and organisations towards these aims and raise awareness of the problem amongst the public.The Convention on Cluster Munitions – CCM
The Convention on Cluster Munitions, CCM, prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions. Separate articles in the Convention concern assistance to victims, clearance of contaminated areas and destruction of stockpiles.
The Convention was adopted in Dublin by 107 states on 30 May 2008 and signed on 3 December the same year. 66 States are party to the Convention which became binding international law when it entered into force on 1 August 2010. The First Meeting of States Parties took place in Vientiane, Laos in November 2010, the Second Meeting will take place in Beirut in September 2011. Future States Parties will accede to the Convention by submitting their ratifications to the United Nations headquarters in New York.www.clusterconvention.orgwww.stopclustermunitions.orgFOSDA Marks the One Year Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
To commemorate the first year anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) FOSDA organised a durbar and football match in Ashaiman, Greater Accra. The event was held in collaboration with the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly and Society for Youth Policy and Poverty Alleviation (SYPPA). August 1st 2011 marked one year since the entry into force of the CCM which prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions. Read MoreGhana and Canada Commemorate Entry into Force of Convention on Cluster Munitions
On Monday 2nd August 2010 Ghana and Canada jointly observed the United Nations ban on cluster munitions with the beating of heavy African "fontomfrom" drums to signify the triumphant coming into force of the law on Sunday 1st August. Read More