The United Nations General Assembly voted early December on the annual UN resolution on the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) which was adopted with a vote of 142 in favor, 2 against, and 36 abstentions.
The President of the 7MSP, Ambassador. M. Biontino, participated in a panel on The Challenges of completion during the 20th International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers which was held in Geneva from 7-10 February 2017. Against this backdrop, the German President made the following statement.
In its capacity as the President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Netherlands would like to congratulate France on its destruction of all of France’s cluster munitions stockpiles as announced on 30 June 2016. This is an important contribution to the implementation of the Convention and the Netherlands would like to call upon other States Parties with outstanding obligations on the destruction of their stockpiles to follow this example.
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