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FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF ENTRY INTO FORCE

Prosthetic legs

Photo: Prosthetic limbs in Afghanistan. Photo credit: Alison Locke.

Clearance operators, Southern Lebanon

Photo: MAG clearance operators in Southern Lebanon. Photo credit: Alison Locke.

Clearance operators

Photo: Landmine Action clearance operators in Western Sahara. Photo credit: Alison Locke.

Cluster bombs

Photo: Gharachi Belkher, who was blinded by a submunition in Western Sahara. Photo Credit: Alison Locke.

On 1 August 2011, Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) members worldwide took part in coordinated campaign actions

On 1 August 2011, Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) members worldwide took part in coordinated campaign actions to celebrate the first anniversary of entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The theme to mark 1 year since the Convention entered into force was sports and the CMC called on governments to "Join the Team" by acceding to and ratifying the Convention and starting to implement the treaty as soon as possible.

CMC members organised and took part in actions with a sports theme or sporting events including sports events with people with disabilities on 1 August 2011.  These events were an opportunity to highlight the rights of people with disabilities and the victim assistance provisions of the CCM.

CMC members also celebrated entry into force on 1 August 2010. Globally, events and actions were built around the slogan, “Beat the drum to ban cluster bombs!”

Download the report which highlights the worldwide 2010 "beat the drum" campaign actions here (9000 KB)