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”:




22-23 Feb, 2007

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, Austria

18-22 Feb, 2008

Wellington, New Zealand

31 Mar-1 Apr. 2008

Livingstone, Zambia

19-30 May, 2008

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