Saturday, July 31, 2010
The international treaty banning the manufacture, use and stockpiling of cluster munitions entered into effect this week. The treaty required 30 ratifications for it to enter into effect. That number of ratifications was achieved back In February, when the nations of Burkina Faso and Moldova both submitted their instruments of ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. To date, 37 countries have ratified the treaty. There are 107 signatories to the treaty.
(Adapted from a UN Press Release)