Sign the Petition on Depleted Uranium Weapons!Published on November, 05 2012
The United Nations First Committee just voted on a fourth resolution regarding the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing Depleted Uranium (DU). The text reiterates the U.N. Environment Program's repeated request for a precautionary approach to these weapons and 138 countries supported the vote on November 5. The United States, a producer and user of these weapons, together with the United Kingdom, France, and Israel, were the only four to vote against. They also sought to block similar resolutions in 2007, 2008, and 2010. The U.N. General Assembly makes a final vote this December. We need to hear your voice. Sign the petition now!