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Treaties and other Instruments

September 4, 2020 : December 31, 2020

Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Read the President's letter to States Parties to the Convention on an expression of candidacy for the Presidency of the 11th Meeting of States Parties (11MSP) to the Convention (18 June 2021) here.


Silence Procedure (June 2021): Following the general improvement of the COVID-19 health situation and the resumption of in-person conferencing activities at the Palais des Nations, States Parties agreed that the second part of the Second Review Conference will take place in hybrid format on 20 and 21 September 2021 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention on the possibility of holding the meeting between 20 and 23 September 2021 (11 June 2021) here.


Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention (21 May 2021) here.

Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention (8 March 2021) here.


Silence Procedure (January 2021): Due to the continued epidemiological situation caused by COVID-19 and consequent measures by Swiss federal and cantonal authorities, States Parties, through silence procedure held in January 2021, agreed that the second part of the CCM Second Review Conference will be postponed further until the health situation allows for the holding of the meeting.

Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention (15 January 2021) here.


Silence Procedure (November 2020): Due to the COVID-19 health situation, States Parties, through silence procedure held in November 2020, agreed that the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place in two parts: from 25 to 27 November 2020 in virtual format and from 4 to 5 February 2021 in hybrid format at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.


Silence Procedure (February 2020): At the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2 to 4 September 2019), States Parties decided that the Second Review Conference would take place from 16 to 20 November 2020 (CCM/MSP/2019/13, p.69). To respond to a number of logistical constraints, the States Parties, through silence procedure held in February 2020, agreed to move the dates of the Review Conference to 23 to 27 November 2020.


Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/62, the United Nations has convened these meetings by note verbale:

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An invitation letter was also addressed to the relevant international organizations by Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.


For information on the Convention, visit the website of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

For information on the implementation of the Convention, visit the website of the CCM Implementation Support Unit

Treaties and other Instruments

September 2, 2019 : September 4, 2019

The Ninth Meeting of States Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place from 2 to 4 September 2019 in Geneva at the Palais des Nations. Pursuant to the decision of the First Review Conference and to the provisions of General Assembly resolution 70/54, the United Nations convened these meetings by note verbale:

An invitation letter was also addressed to relevant International Organizations. Website of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Implementation Support Unit Latest News
  • Due to lack of funds, the 9 MSP was shortened to two days with translation in all six official languages. Consequently, in order to be able to cover the rich agenda of the Meeting while making full use of the limited translation services, the Secretariat encourages all delegations to consider limiting their interventions to 4 minutes per delegation.
  • Letter from the President of the 9th Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) to the States Parties - 28 June 2019 + Draft Provisional Annotated Programme of Work - 3 July 2019
  • If you do not already have a United Nations grounds pass, you need to register for the 9MSP in the online indico system. Please note that you will need to attach the note verbale or letter, including your name on the list of your delegation, as a mandatory document while registering on-line. If you forget to attach the requested document, the system will reject your registration . Instructions are available for reference. Recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge. For any queries, please contact ccm@un.org. Please refer to document CCM/MSP/2019/INF.1 below for more details.Once the application has been approved in Indico, you will receive via e-mail an e-ticket / QR code. A grounds pass valid for the duration of the Meeting of States Parties will be available for collection from the Pass and Identification Unit at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. Participants are advised to come to the Pregny Gate well in advance to allow enough time for security checks.United Nations grounds passes can be collected from the Pass and Identification Unit at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. The e-ticket / QR code and valid passport or national identification card, will have to be produced in order to collect the grounds pass.

Treaties and other Instruments

September 3, 2018 : September 5, 2018

The Eighth Meeting of States Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place from 3 to 5 September 2018 in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, Conference Room XVIII. Pursuant to the decision of the First Review Conference and to the provisions of General Assembly resolution 70/54, the United Nations convened these meetings by note verbale:

An invitation letter was also addressed to relevant International Organizations. Latest News
  • If you do not already have a United Nations grounds pass, you need to register for the 8MSP in the online indico system. Please note that you will need to attach the note verbale or letter, including your name on the list of your delegation, as a mandatory document while registering on-line. If you forget to attach the requested document, the system will reject your registration . Instructions are available for reference. Recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge. For any queries, please contact ccm@un.org. Once the application has been approved in Indico, you will receive via e-mail an e-ticket / QR code. A grounds pass valid for the duration of the Meeting of States Parties will be available for collection from the Pass and Identification Unit at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. Participants are advised to come to the Pregny Gate well in advance to allow enough time for security checks. United Nations grounds passes can be collected from the Pass and Identification Unit at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. The e-ticket / QR code and valid passport or national identification card, will have to be produced in order to collect the grounds pass.
  • Note verbale from the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka submitting its nomination for the Presidency of the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions
  • Note Verbale from the Permanent Mission of Switzerland expressing its interest for the Presidency of the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Treaties and other Instruments

September 4, 2017 : September 6, 2017

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The Seventh Meeting of States Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place from 4 to 6 September 2017 in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations. 

Pursuant to the decision of the First Review Conference and to the provisions of General Assembly resolution 70/54, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened these meetings by note verbale:

An invitation letter was also addressed to relevant International Organizations.

DATE AND VENUE

The Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place from 4 to 6 September 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, Palais des Nations, Conference Room XIX.

 
PARTICIPATION 

States willing to participate should send, through their Permanent Mission, a Note verbale to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs stating their interest in participating in the Meeting and listing all participants, with indication of full name and title of the members of the delegation. The head of delegation should be clearly indicated.

International and regional organizations and civil society representatives should send a letter stating their interest in participating in the Meeting and listing all participants, with indication of full name and title of the members of the delegation. The head of delegation should be clearly indicated.

All letters/Notes verbales should reach the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs no later than Friday, 18 August 2017 at ccm@unog.ch or United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, Office C-117, United Nations Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Fax: (+41) 22 917 0034

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 1, of the Convention, “the costs of the Meetings of States Parties […] shall be borne by the States Parties and States not party to this Convention participating therein, in accordance with the United Nations scale of assessment adjusted appropriately”.

Preliminary information for participants in the Seventh Meeting of the States Parties is available in document CCM/MSP/2017/INF.1 (English only)

LATEST NEWS

  • SILENCE PROCEDURE NEW

    The Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (Geneva, 4–6 September 2017) decided to designate Ambassador Hernán Estrada Roman, Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations in Geneva, as President of the Eighth Meeting of States Parties.

    By note verbale dated 15 December 2017 addressed to all Permanent Missions to the United Nations of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Ambassador Hernán Estrada Roman, Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations in Geneva, informed to have decided to step down from his position as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

    It is the understanding of the Coordination Committee that the Republic of Nicaragua represented by Ambassador Hernan Estrada Roman had been elected as President of the Eighth Meeting of States Parties rather than Ambassador Estrada Roman in his personal capacity. It is also the understanding of the Coordination Committee of the Convention that Ambassador Estrada’s resignation as Nicaragua’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva carries no connotation that Nicaragua is no longer the President of the Eight Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention and that it is expected that Nicaragua would appoint a representative to preside the Eighth Meeting of States Parties.

    BY this notification of 19 February 2018, the United Nations Secretariat conveyed the above understanding of the Coordination Committee to all States Parties of the Convention.

    Following a silence procedure that lasted until COB Tuesday 20 February 2018 and during which the United Nations Secretariat received no objections to the above understanding, Nicaragua will continue to hold the Presidency of the Eighth Meeting of the States Parties and will appoint a representative to preside the Meeting.

Treaties and other Instruments

September 5, 2016 : September 7, 2016

The Sixth Meeting of States Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place from 5 to 7 September 2016 in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations.
Pursuant to the decision of the First Review Conference and to the provisions of General Assembly resolution 70/54, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened these meetings by note verbale:

An invitation letter was also addressed to relevant International Organizations by Mr. KIM Won-soo, Under-Secretary-General, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

Website of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Implementation Support Unit.

DATE AND VENUE

The Sixth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place from 5 to 7 September 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, Palais des Nations, Room XIX.

PARTICIPATION 

In accordance with Article 14, paragraph 1, of the Convention, “the costs of the Meetings of States Parties […] shall be borne by the States Parties and States not party to this Convention participating therein, in accordance with the United Nations scale of assessment adjusted appropriately”.

States willing to participate should send, through their Permanent Mission, a Note verbale to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs stating their interest in participating in the Meeting and listing all participants, with indication of full name and title of the members of the delegation. The head of delegation should be clearly indicated.

International and regional organizations and civil society representatives should send a letter stating their interest in participating in the Meeting and listing all participants, with indication of full name and title of the members of the delegation. The head of delegation should be clearly indicated.

All letters/Notes verbales should reach the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs no later than Friday, 19 August 2016 at ccm@unog.ch or United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, Office C-117, United Nations Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Fax: (+41) 22 917 0034

Further information is available in document CCM/MSP/2016/INF.1 (English only)

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