This section contains information about activities implemented by past and present Coordinators on Universalization to increase adherence with, promote universalization of and reinforce the norms being established by the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

May 2018

CCM Coordinators on Universalization, France and Panama, organized an informal, closed meeting with CCM Signatory States on 23 May 2018. 5 representatives from 4 Signatory States attended the meeting to share efforts undertaken by their government to ratify the Convention and to address any challenges encountered in this endeavour.

Ambassador Yves Marek of France commenced the meeting with an opening address. This was followed by a presentation by the ISU Director on the treaty obligations and brief update from each State. Finally, the Coordinators on Universalization and the ISU answered questions the countries had with regards to the CCM.

March 2018

Upon request from CCM Coordinators on Universalization (Panama and France), the ISU-CCM gave a presentation on the Convention on Cluster Munitions with specific emphasis on tools and resources available to States during an informal meeting on the ‘Parliamentary Role in Comprehensive Disarmament and Non-Proliferation’ that was held in Geneva on 27 March 2018 in the margins of the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Coordinators and the ISU-CCM handed out resources to parliamentarians from a number of States not Party to the CCM.

December 2017

Concept Note by Panama and France, CCM Coordinators on Universalization of the Convention, on enhancing the implementation of Action 1 of the Dubrovnik Action Plan up to the 8th Meeting of States Parties (8MSP) to be held in September 2018.

May 2017

The Coordinators on Universalization (France and Zambia) along with the Coordinator on National Implementation Measures (New Zealand) organized the CCM Ratification Seminar in Kampala, Uganda, on 29-30 May. The seminar was made possible through the generous contribution of the government of New Zealand and in-kind support of the government of Uganda.

For detailed information on the Seminar, click here.

November 2016

Concept Note by France and Zambia, CCM Coordinators on Universalization of the Convention, on enhancing the implementation of Action 1 of the Dubrovnik Action Plan up to the 7th Meeting of States Parties (7MSP) to be held in September 2017.

August 2016

New Zealand (CCM Coordinator on National Implementation Measures of the Convention) together with Ecuador and Zambia (CCM Coordinators on Universalization of the Convention up to the 6MSP) organized the Africa Regional Workshop on the Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For more information.