Convention on Cluster Munitions-Second Review Conference

Overview

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

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.


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 implementation of the Convention, visit the website of the CCM Implementation Support Unit

Convention on Cluster Munitions-First Review Conference

Overview
In accordance with Article 12 (1) of the Convention and pursuant to the relevant decision of the Fifth Meeting of States Parties (2 to 5 September 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica) the First Review Conference will take place from 7 to 11 September 2015 in Dubrovnik (Croatia) and its two Preparatory Meetings will be held in Geneva on 5 February and 3 June 2015. 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 these meetings by note verbale:
The First Preparatory Meeting for the Review Conference of the Convention (Geneva, 5 February 2015), in its Final Document (CCM/CONF/2015/PM.1/2), changed the date of the Second Preparatory Meeting to 24 June 2015. Below is a second note verbale by the Secretary-General convening the Second Preparatory Meeting on 24 June 2015.
An invitation letter was also addressed to the relevant international organizations by Ms Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.