The Convention on Cluster Munitions is an international treaty of more than 100 states

The Convention prohibits all use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions

Adopted on 30 May 2008, signed on 3 December 2008 and entered into force on 1 August 2010


Calling All Youth Changemakers! We Want to Hear Your Voice!


Youth Multimedia Contest

Youth for Humanitarian Disarmament:

Advancing the goals of the Convention on Cluster Munitions


Together with the European Union, the Mexican Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions invites young people, aged 18-29, to share your thinking, insights, and perspectives on the how the unacceptable harm caused by cluster munitions impacts lives and specifically:

  • How cluster munitions impede progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
  • How educating youth about cluster munitions saves lives
  • And how the international ban on the weapon contributes to humanitarian disarmament goals


Why A Youth Contest?

As indiscriminate weapons that impact communities for generations, cluster munitions overwhelmingly affect young people. Youth voices are essential then to eliminating this banned weapon. We invite you on 5 March to hear presentations on the impact of cluster munitions, by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and Mines Advisory Group, as well as a message from a youth representative.


Join us to find out more on how you can use your voice to help save lives!


Click here for more information on the contest.

The Twelfth Meeting of States Parties (12MSP) will be held from 10 to 13 September 2024.



The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was born out of a collective determination to address the humanitarian consequences and unacceptable harm to civilians caused by cluster munitions. States Parties are committed to the full universalization of the Convention and to promote its norms, as well as to fully implement it. Its implementation contributes to advancing the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the promotion of international peace and security, human rights and international humanitarian law.

Univerzalisation Status

124 States committed to the goals of the Convention
112 States Parties
12 Signatories