On the occasion of the UNGA vote on resolution L.22 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions”, the Presidency of the CCM would like to state the following:
As the Presidency of the CCM, Germany is pleased to observe that the positive moment for the Cluster Munitions Convention and its objectives has continued to build up with this year´s vote in the UN General Assembly. 141 votes in favor with only 2 votes against mean that the international norm established on the basis of the convention as well as its humanitarian impact are gaining strength.
We would like to thank all supporters of the resolution for their positive vote and call upon those who did not yet vote in favor to engage in a constructive process with the convention. As the current Presidency, Germany stands ready to render all necessary assistance in that regard.