Switzerland announces destruction of its stockpiles of cluster munitions

The 9MSP Presidency, Sri Lanka, is pleased to announce that Switzerland has declared fulfillment of its obligation under Article 3 pertaining to storage and stockpile destruction, 2 years ahead of its January 2021 deadline. The announcement was made on 19 March 2019. Congratulations Switzerland!

Under the Convention on Cluster Munitions, States have eight years from the entry into force of the Convention to complete stockpile destruction. To date, there remains only 5 States Parties with obligations under Article 3 of the Convention.

For more information:

https://www.admin.ch/gov/fr/accueil/documentation/communiques.msg-id-74375.html
https://www.admin.ch/gov/de/start/dokumentation/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-74375.html