Fri 23 Mar 2007
On 22 March 2007, I brought some New Zealand NGO colleagues together to see if they’d be interested in campaigning against cluster munitions. The idea had been on my mind around since Israel dropped millions of cluster bomblets on South Lebanon in August 2006. I decided it was really time to get started when I heard the outcome of the talks in Norway that governments would launch a process to establish a treaty outlawing the weapon. As part of this the New Zealand government had agreed to play a lead role and to hold a key treaty-making meeting. I contacted Brian at Toolbox and he adjusted the global campaign logo that he designed so we’ve establish a national chapter of the global Cluster Munition Coalition with Oxfam NZ as its coordinator.