Other weapons

MAPW Depleted Uranium presentation — 2006

MAPW presentation on Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons. This is part of a series prepared to assist members give presentations on a range of health and peace related topics. Covers basic information, military uses, health implications, and possible action.

Banning cluster bombs: time to write a letter

Australia is among a group of countries seeking to "water down" the international treaty to ban cluster bombs, which will be negotiated in Dublin on 19 – 30 May 2008.

It is an important time for people to write to the government, as well as to newspapers and other media urging that they fully support the draft treaty, without loopholes.

Cluster munitions: write a letter to the Australian government - April 2008

An international treaty to ban cluster bombs will be negotiated in Dublin on 19 – 30 May 2008. Australia is among a group of countries seeking to "water down" this important treaty in several significant ways. This Uniting Church resource is to assist people to write to the government urging support for the full treaty.

Global Day to Ban Cluster Bombs

Event Date: 
Sat, 19/04/2008 (All day)
Location: 
Worldwide

The Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs is a designated day of action to highlight 40 years of civilian deaiths and injuries caused by cluster bombs. Citizens around the world will use this day to call on governments to take action now and make history.

Biological weapons: bioterrorism and the public health. MAPW: Kate Leeson - 2000

A comprehensive MAPW paper from 2000. It defines biological weapons in detail, gives a comprehensive overview of the history of these weapons, and speaks to the threats of biological warfare and the solutions to the risks.

Biological weapons: Statement by Ambassador Les Luck of Australia - 2001

Statement to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWCi) Review Conference, Geneva 2001, by Ambassador Les Luck of Australia.

Doctors Condemn Cluster Bomb Inaction. May 2007

Media Release

Thurs May 31, 2007.

MAPW deplores the recommendation of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade not to support a ban on cluster munitions, adding that the this flies in the face of growing international concern of the terrible humanitarian costs of these weapons.

 

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