04 November 2008

Faith Leaders call on governments to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions

European Faith Leaders Conference on Cluster Munitions, 29-30 October 2008Leaders of Europe's major religions, representing all parts of our continent, together with representatives from non-governmental organisations and supported by members of the diplomatic community met in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on 29 and 30 October 2008 to address the burning issue of cluster munitions and to express their support for the process to ban these weapons. The conference was organised by Religions for Peace, the European Council of Religious Leaders and Handicap International Southeast Europe. It was hosted by the Interreligious Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The conference closed with the adoption of a Statement of Commitment entitled "A total ban on cluster munitions - a moral responsibility". The Statement captures the rich discussion of the conference and entails a commitment of the participants to call on governments to sign, ratify and implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Read the full statement here:Total Ban on Cluster Munitions - A Moral Responsibility