The Convention on Cluster Munitions indicates that the State parties “shall meet regularly in order to consider and, where necessary, take decisions in respect of any matter with regard to the application or implementation of this Convention”.
All State parties are invited by the Secretary-General of the UN to the annual Meetings of States Parties (MSP). States not parties, as well as the United Nations, other relevant international organisations, regional organisations, the ICRC, the IFRC and relevant non-governmental organisations may be invited to attend the MSPs. An MSP is normally hosted by the country assuming the Presidency of that MSP.
- The Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) will take place in Lusaka, Zambia, 9 – 13 September 2013.
- The First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) took place in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 – 12 December 2010.
- The Second Meeting of States Parties (2MSP) took place in Beirut, Lebanon, 12 – 16 September 2011.
- The Third Meeting of States Parties (3MSP) took place in Oslo, Norway, 11 – 14 September 2012.