Write to Your Foreign Minister Today
CADU and ICBUW urgently need your help in persuading your government to support a new resolution at the UN First Committee. The resolution is a continuation of the process started last November when a vast majority of states backed a resolution highlighting concerns over the health and environmental effects of uranium weapons.
The Non-Aligned Movement has now submitted a second resolution that will keep the issue alive in the UN for the next two years. ICBUW had hoped that the text would call for a moratorium but the political will is not there yet, particularly in a majority of NATO member states.
We need you and your member groups to contact your elected representatives and Foreign Ministries with a request that they support this resolution. The First Committee vote will be early in November, the General Assembly vote a month later. The resolution is entitled: A/C.1/63/L.26 Effects of the use of armaments and munitions containing depleted uranium.
Last year many states were unprepared for the resolution and it passed with a huge majority, this year DU users and producers have been piling on the pressure so the outcome is far less assured. People power can make a huge difference to this campaign and now is the time to apply it.
We have written a model letter for you to use below, although if you can add to and alter it to make it your own please do so. For those of you in the UK - the foreign office email address for David Miliband is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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