SEHLAC in Zambia for the Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the CMC
From September 9 to September 13, representatives of states parties, signatory and observer states, as well as international organizations such as the United Nations and civil society met in Lusaka, Zambia, for the fourth meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (4 MSP CCM).
María Pía Devoto and Pamela Velasquez, members of the network Human Security in Latin America and the Caribbean (Sehlac) greet Zambian president Michael Sata.
Yesterday, September 10, 2013, Zambian president Michael Sata showed his political will and determination to adopt the Convention on Cluster Munitions domestically. He said he would present the legislation for consideration by the Zambian parliament.
Zambia had played a consistent role in building peace in Africa, going back to its fight for freedom from colonial rule, Sata said. The president said that the country had experienced the deaths and suffering wreaked by land mines.
The states parties to the convention must continue working together in order to protect the world from cluster munitions and their indiscriminate effects on the general population.