26 February 2008

States endorsing Wellington Declaration

85 countries have now endorsed the Wellington Declaration.82 countries did so at the Wellington Conference from 18-22 February. This is a great result which we are all very pleased with! Serbia, Fiji and Bosnia and Herzegovina have endorsed since the Wellington Conference. We expect more to come in over the next few days and weeks.Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, DR Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia.Campaigners should encourage their governments to endorse the Wellington Declaration as soon as possible and before the Dublin Conference if they have not done so already.All countries wanting to participate in the Dublin Diplomatic Conference to negotiate the treaty must endorse the declaration. They can do this by contacting the Wellington Conference Secretariat: Email:Wccm08@gmail.com, Fax: +64 4 439 8519Governments can also endorse by contacting the New Zealand Missions to the UN in Geneva and New York.The list of countries that have endorsed the declaration will go live on the NZ MFAT website on 1 March. http://www.mfat.govt.nz/clustermunitionswellington/