Australia has become a party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions with legislation commencing today (April 1, 2013) making it an offence in Australia to develop, keep or transfer land mines or cluster munitions.
What does CM stand for?
CM stands for Cluster Munitions
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- City Manager
- Clan Member (gaming)
- Class Mastery (gaming)
- Clearing Member
- Climate Modeling (various organizations)
- Clinica Médica
- Clinical Manager (insurance carriers)
- Clinical Modification
- Cluster Manager
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Some of the cluster munitions found in Syria was reportedly labeled with the Arab Organisation for Industrialization (AOI), an Egyptian-owned venture, and the Sakr Factory for Development Industries.
NNA - 12/9/2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister Adnan Mansour Wednesday handed his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Store the chairmanship of the Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC), during the third meeting for the member countries held in Oslo.
International banks that have terminated commercial relationships with cluster munitions and landmine manufacturers include Credit Suisse, BNP, HSBC, Societe Generale and UBS, among others, according to a report by the antiwar group IKV Pax Christi, titled, "Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: a Shared Responsibility" These banks' policies explicitly state that they will not invest in companies that are involved in the production of weapons banned under the U.
Steve Goose, chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition, said that while Lebanon could be proud of its ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in November 2010, its refusal to sign up to the Ottawa Treaty banning land mines was disingenuous.
Morocco, he noted, develops long been a humanitarian policy which aims to be exemplary and therefore adheres to humanitarian principles and objectives underlying the Convention on cluster munitions.
Cluster munitions contain multiple small bombs that are released over large areas and typically injure huge numbers of civilians.