Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview
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.

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview
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.

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview

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.

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview

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)

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview
In accordance with the Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Convention and pursuant to the relevant decision of the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (10 to 13 September 2013, Lusaka, Zambia) the Fifth Meeting of States Parties will take place from 2 to 5 September 2014 in San José, Costa Rica. Pursuant to the established practice and the provisions of resolution A/RES/63/71 of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened the Fifth Meeting of States Parties (5MSP) by a note verbale, as follows:
An invitation letter was also addressed to the relevant international organizations by Ms Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. To accede to the official website of the Fifth Meeting of States Parties, please click here.

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview
In accordance with the Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Convention and pursuant to the relevant decision of the Third Meeting of States Parties (11 to 14 September 2012, Oslo, Norway) the Fourth Meeting of States Parties took place in Lusaka, Zambia, from 10 to 13 September 2013, Pursuant to the established practice and the provisions of resolution A/RES/63/71 of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) by a note verbale, as follows:
An invitation letter was also addressed to the relevan international organizations by Ms Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. An invitation letter by the Honorable Dr.Effron C Lungu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zambia and President-designate of the 4MSP, was also forwarded to all States parties and observers. To accede to the official website of the Fourth Meeting of States Parties, please click here.

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview

In accordance with the Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Convention and pursuant to the relevant decision of the Second Meeting of States Parties (13 to 16 September 2011, Beirut, Lebanon) the Third Meeting of States Parties took place in Oslo, Norway, from 11 to 14 September 2012,

Pursuant to the established practice and the provisions of resolution A/RES/63/71 of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened the Third Meeting of States Parties (3MSP) by a note verbale circulated in March 2012 as follows:

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview

In accordance with the Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Convention and pursuant to the relevant decision of the First Meeting of States Parties (9 to 12 November 2010, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic) the Second meeting of States Parties took place in Beirut, Lebanon, from 13 to 16 September 2011, Pursuant to the established practice and the provisions of resolution A/RES/63/71 of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened the Second Meeting of States Parties (2MSP) by a note verbale circulated in March 2011 as follows:

Convention on Cluster Munitions-Meeting of States Parties

Overview

No Cluster Munitions: From Vision to Action

Pursuant to resolution 64/36 of the General Assembly of the United Nations and in accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Secretary-General of the United Nations convened the First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, from 9 to 12 November 2010. A note verbale by the Secretary-General on convening the 1MSP was circulated in April 2010, as follows:

 

PREPARATORY MEETING

Pursuant to the relevant decision of the States parties to the Convention, a Preparatory Meeting for the First Meeting of States Parties will take place on 6 September 2010 in Conference room XIX Palais des nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, starting at 10.00 a.m. The Preparatory Meeting will be chaired by the representative of Ireland.