Documents from the process on Cluster Munitions

The Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in Dublin on 30 May 2008, and opened for signatures in Oslo on 3 December the same year. These historic events marked the coming into existence of a new international legal instrument, and the conclusion of the “Oslo Process”.

Launched 23 February 2007, with a declaration adopted by 46 States in the Norwegian capital, the “Oslo Process” consisted of a series of meetings that sought to complete an international treaty by the end of 2008 to “prohibit the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians” and to “establish a framework for cooperation and assistance that ensures adequate provision of care and rehabilitation to survivors and their communities, clearance of contaminated areas, risk education and destruction of stockpiles of prohibited cluster munitions.”

Below you can find information and documents from some of the meetings associated with the “Oslo Process”:

Date Event Location
22-23. Feb 2007 Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions Oslo, Norway
23-25. May 2007 Lima Conference on Cluster Munitions Lima, Peru
4-5. Sep 2007 Regional Conference on Cluster Munitions San Jose, Costa Rica
5-7. Dec 2007 Vienna Conference on Cluster Munitions Vienna, Austria
18-22. Feb 2008 Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions Wellington, New Zealand
19-30. May 2008 Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions Dublin, Ireland
18-19. Sep 2008 Regional Conference on Cluster Munitions Sofia, Bulgaria
29-30. Sep 2008 Kampala Conference on Cluster Munitions Kampala, Uganda
20-22. Oct 2008 Regional Conference on Cluster Munitions Xiengkhuang, Lao PDR
6-7. Nov 2008 Regional Conference on Cluster Munitions Quito, Ecuador
11-12. Nov 2008 Regional Conference on Cluster Munitions Beirut, Lebanon
2-4. Dec 2008 Signing Conference Oslo, Norway