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  • UK Government Questioned in Parliament Over General Assembly Resolution

    Two months after CADU contacted the UK Foreign Office for clarification on why they voted against last November's DU UN Resolution, Independent MP for Blaenau Gwent Dai Davies finally gets an answer in parliament.

    24 January 2008 - ICBUW
  • Italy agrees to €170m Veteran compensation package

    Italy has agreed to the first ever widescale compensation package for DU contaminated veterans.
    21 December 2007 - Francesco Iannuzzelli
  • Belgium Abstains in General Assembly Vote

    Just why did Belgium – the only country in the world to have banned DU, abstain during the crucial General Assembly vote last month? Needless to say, the Belgian Coalition, which represents 28 organisations, was very disappointed.
    21 December 2007 - Ria Verjauw
  • UN General Assembly Passes DU Resolution

    UN General Assembly Passes DU Resolution

    The United Nations General Assembly has passed, by a landslide, a resolution calling for further research into the health effects from DU.
    5 December 2007 - ICBUW
  • Doctors Remove 45 Tumours From 26-Year-Old Dutch Veteran

    Doctors removed 45 tumours from the bladder of Paul van Kester. They don’t understand how it is possible. Bladder cancer occurs in the elderly, and Paul is only 26. Eventually a German doctor made a link “Is it possible that you served in the army?” she asked the Bosnia veteran.
    21 November 2007 - ICBUW
  • Vice-President of the European Parliament Again Calls for Tougher EU Action on DU

    Vice-President of the European Parliament Again Calls for Tougher EU Action on DU

    “The European Union should set an example for the International Community for a worldwide moratorium on Uranium weapons” urged Luisa Morgantini, Vice-President of the European Parliament in a press conference organized today together with Els de Groen (Dutch MEP of the Green/EFA Group) on the occasion of the International Day of Action against Depleted Uranium Weapons.
    13 November 2007 - ICBUW
  • Pax Christi International Release Statement on DU

    Pax Christi International Release Statement on DU

    A Special Session on Disarmament and Demilitarisation was held at the International Pax Christi Secretariat in Brussels on 5 November 2007. Participants discussed and adopted a statement on depleted uranium weapons. Member organisations are invited to do further advocacy work with their national authorities. (In English, French and German)
    13 November 2007 - ICBUW
  • UN First Committee Passes DU Resolution in Landslide Vote

    Late last night the UN First Committee passed, by an overwhelming majority, a resolution highlighting concerns over the military use of uranium.
    1 November 2007 - ICBUW
  • MEPs ask Further Questions to European Commission on DU's Chemical Toxicity

    MEPs Dr Caroline Lucas and Els de Groen, both of the European Green Group have presented some follow-up questions to the European Commission following their wholly inadequate responses to their previous queries.
    20 September 2007 - ICBUW
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Backs Uranium Weapons Ban

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Backs Uranium Weapons Ban

    The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists has given his support for ICBUW's campaign for a global ban on uranium weapons.
    14 September 2007 - ICBUW
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