New global ban on cluster bombs will save millions of young lives – UN agency

Stressing the unspeakable suffering inflicted on millions of children by the use of cluster munitions, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lauded the recent adoption of a new global treaty banning the production, use and transfer of these deadly weapons.

UN refugee agency welcomes adoption of pact to ban cluster bombs

The United Nations refugee agency has added its voice to the chorus of support greeting yesterday's adoption of an international convention to end the manufacture, use and stockpiling of cluster bombs.

Ban 'delighted' at adoption of new cluster bomb convention

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Dublin, and encouraged Member States to ratify the new agreement.

Secretary-General calls for treaty banning cluster munitions

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged States to tackle the terrible humanitarian, human rights and developmental effects of cluster munitions by concluding a legally binding instrument banning this particular type of weapon.

UNICEF appeals for prohibition on deadly cluster munitions

Marking the first-ever Global Day of Action Cluster Munitions, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today urged governments to create a legally binding international pact banning the deadly arms which pose a great threat to civilians, especially children.

Ban Ki-moon welcomes progress on cluster munitions

Reacting to a new declaration on cluster munitions, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed all progress to reduce the devastating humanitarian impact of these arms.