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24 Nov 2011 description

23 November 2011

The following statement is issued on behalf of Valerie Amos, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator; Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator; and Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

In November 2003, a group of United Nations agencies and other organizations involved in humanitarian action called on States to immediately stop using cluster munitions pending the agreement of an international treaty that would address the appalling humanitarian and development consequences of this insidious weapon.