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For over 40 years cluster bombs have killed and injured civilians during and after conflict.

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Japanese companies divest from cluster bombs

Posted: 02 December 2017

Four Japanese banks and insurance companies have stopped certain investments in producers making cluster bombs, according to reports today in several Japanese media outlets. The reports say the financial institutions are responding to public outrage generated by the launch of the PAX report ‘Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions’ in Tokyo in May 2017. The study’s Hall of Shame showed that these four Japanese financial institutions had major investements in cluster bomb producers. These investments have now reportedly been withdrawn.

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Last remaining U.S. producers declare having ended cluster bomb production

Posted: 29 November 2017

U.S. arms producer Textron recently declared it has made the final delivery of its Sensor Fuzed Weapon cluster munition, following an earlier announcement that it would end the production of the weapon. Orbital ATK, which produced a key component for Textron’s cluster bomb, also declared it has ended all production and delivery of these components.

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Trinidad and Tobago: investments in cluster munitions contravene CCM

Posted: 31 October 2017

Trinidad and Tobago is the 40th country to join the growing group of states that consider investments in cluster munitions and their producers to be prohibited under the CCM.

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Italy bans investments in cluster bombs producers

Posted: 04 October 2017

On 3 October 2017, the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved legislation prohibiting investments in cluster bomb producers. The new law will prohibit all Italian financial institutions from providing any form of support to cluster bomb producers. It was approved with 389 votes in favour, 0 against and 3 abstentions.

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7th Meeting of States Parties condemns use of cluster munitions, South Sudan joins treaty

Posted: 07 September 2017


States Parties condemn all use of cluster munitions. Good news from South Sudan, which will accede to the Convention.

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