Global Day of Action

On 16 June 2016, PAX launches the 2016 edition of the Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: A Shared Responsibility report. To celebrate the launch of the report, campaigners around the world joined the Global Day of Action to Stop Explosive Investments.

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The report includes the infamous ‘Hall of Shame’ of financial institutions that are investing in cluster munition producers, and also the growing ‘Hall of Fame’ and ‘runners-up’ category of financial institutions that have established (comprehensive) policies to prevent future investment in them. It also shows what action states are taking to prohibit investments in cluster munition producers.

The report is the fourth update of “Worldwide investments in cluster munitions: a shared responsibility.” It will provide updated information on:

  • Financial institutions that are investing in cluster munition producers (this includes financial institutions in states that have joined and states that have not joined the treaty);
  • Financial institutions that have disinvested from cluster munition producers;
  • States banning investments in cluster munitions.

To plan your national campaign action, you can contact the report authors for updated information about your country, including an updated list of the financial institutions that are currently investing in cluster munition producers. This information can help you to prepare for the campaign, but is under strict embargo until 16 June.

To make the most of the launch of this fantastic resource, we encourage campaigners working on disinvestment to join a global day of action to ‘Stop Explosive Investments’. The Global Day of Action to Stop Explosive Investments is a great opportunity to:

  • Urge banks and other financial institutions to disinvest from cluster munition producers
  • Call on governments to pass legislation to prohibit investments in cluster munition producers
  • Call on governments to announce that they consider investments in cluster munition producers to be prohibited.

To help you plan your day of action, you may wish to pick and choose from our global day of action menu of ideas – or you may have some original ideas of your own. We hope you will certainly choose the campaigners’ essential – it’s quick and easy – and will help us spreading our message to a huge number of people. The other menu items serve as inspiration for your own action, but you are of course also free to organise something different.

If you decide to organise an action, let us know what you’re doing!

 

2. Global day of action (16 June 2016)

Every year, the CMC holds a Global Day of Action to Stop Explosive Investments. This is an opportunity to:

  • Call on governments to pass legislation to prohibit investments in cluster munition producers.
  • Call on governments to announce that they consider investments in cluster munition producers to be prohibited.
  • Urge banks and other financial institutions to disinvest from cluster munition producers.

The most recent global day of action took place on Thursday 27 November 2014. For a photo impression of campaigning actions around the world, click here.

Campaign Actions

Check out the Campaign Toolkit for suggestions and case studies of campaign actions including publishing your own report; postcard or letter sending actions; public actions (such as publicity stunts, informations stands, talks and more); round tables and videos.

3. Launch of updated report (16 June 2016)

Every year, CMC member PAX launches an update of their report “Worldwide investments in cluster munitions: a shared responsibility”. The 2016 report will be launched on Thursday 16 June.

This report provides updated information on:

  • Financial institutions that are investing in cluster munitions producers (this includes financial institutions in states that have joined and states that have not joined the treaty).
  • Financial institutions that have disinvested from cluster munition producers.
  • States banning investments in cluster munitions.

You can contact the report authors for updated information about your country to plan your national campaign action, including an updated list of the financial institutions investing in cluster munition producers.

Contact:
S. Oosterwijk, oosterwijk@paxforpeace.nl, +31, (0)30 232 0596


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