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Deputy UN chief urges more States to join cluster munitions ban

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today praised the parties to a convention banning cluster munitions and urged more States to support the international agreement that outlaws their use.

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.