Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross
Mines Action Canada

Mines Action Canada

October 31, 2007 11:23 ET

Media Advisory: Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs

Disable cluster bombs, not people!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2007) - November 5th is a Global Day of Action to Ban Cluster Bombs. It is a day where people from around the world will demonstrate to governments their concerns about the problem of cluster bombs and the severe, preventable humanitarian consequences for civilians caused by these weapons. Cluster bombs, like landmines, take away the lives, limbs and land from some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

The Canadian Red Cross and Mines Action Canada will be holding a joint press conference in support of the Global Day of Action to speak about the necessity of a ban on cluster bombs and their respective calls to action for Canada on this issue.

When: Monday, November 5th, 2007 from 9-9:30 am

Where: Charles Lynch Room, Center Block, Parliament Hill

Who:

- Mr. Paul Wharram, Interim Secretary General, Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. It aims to protect and ensure respect for the human being by promoting humanitarian law and values.

- Mr. Paul Hannon, Executive Director, Mines Action Canada (MAC)

MAC is a founding member of the Cluster Munition Coalition and is Canada's campaign against cluster bombs & landmines representing a coalition of over 40 Canadian civil society groups. MAC is also the Canadian arm of the Nobel Laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

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