Convention Status | Convention on Cluster Munitions – CCM

The Convention was adopted in Dublin by 107 states on 30 May 2008 and signed in Oslo on 3 December the same year. 66 States are party to the  Convention which became binding international law when it entered into force on 1 August 2010. By 2o September 2011 a total of 111 states have joined the Convention, as States Parties or Signatories.

The First Meeting of States Parties took place in Vientiane, Laos, 9 – 12 November 2010. The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place in Beirut, Lebanon on 12-16 September.

This list will be updated with new States Parties as they are recorded.

66 States Parties (by region)

Africa (17)
Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and Zambia

Americas (13)
Antigua and Barbuda, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Equador, Grenada, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Uruguay

Asia (3)
Afghanistan, Japan and The Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Europe (27)
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Denmark, France, Germany, The Holy See, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom

Middle East (2)
Lebanon and Tunisia

Pacific (4)
Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa

45 Signatories (by region)

Africa (24)
Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauretania, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania

Americas (9)
Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Paraguay and Peru

Asia (2)
Indonesia and Philippines

Europe (6)
Cyprus, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Sweden and Switzerland

Middle East (1)

Pacific (3)
Australia, Nauru and Palau


States adopting the convention on cluster munitions in 2008

107 states adopted the convention in Dublin on 30 May 2008:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

Americas: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile,Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela

Asia: Brunei Darussalam,Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines and Timor-Leste

Europe: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYR), Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

Middle East: Bahrain, Lebanon and Qatar

Pacific: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu

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