CMC member organisations in more than 100 countries are the heart of the campaign and the driving force behind the successful ban on cluster munitions.
Let's get the world behind this lifesaving treaty!
- Find out whether your government has joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions on our Treaty Status Page.
- Contact CMC Campaign Manager Amy Little for support and advice on your campaign work.
- Download the CMC campaign toolkit for inspiration and ideas from CMC campaigners around the world.
- Vist our resources page for videos, photos and documents to support your activities.
- The Fifth Meeting of State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions took place from 2-5 September in San Jose, Costa Rica. Take a look at the webpage for the updates and information from this latest Treaty meeting.
Take action on cluster munition use in Syria and Ukraine
Syria and Ukraine are suffering the horrors of conflict in very different ways, but they have one thing in common – cluster munitions have been used in the past year in both countries and it Syria it is still ongoing.
Continued global outrage following these rare incidents of use is crucial to maintain strong stigmatisation of cluster munitions and help prevent further use. It was the global outrage at use of cluster munitions in Lebanon (and other countries) that secured the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.
As the horror of use continues in Syria, the perpetrators must hear that use of cluster munitions will not be tolerated and will not be ignored. Governments should continue to loudly voice their condemnation of ongoing use of cluster munitions in Syria. Further details can be found on the Syria page.
- Use the CMC Syria memo (English, Arabic, French, Spanish) to remind your government to speak out against use of cluster munitions in Syria.
In early July 2014, evidence emerged that strongly indicated ground-launched cluster munitions were used in two separate locations in eastern Ukraine during fighting between Ukrainian government forces and armed insurgents. Since then remnants of both Smerch and Uragan cluster munition rockets have been documented at multiple locations in territory controlled by Ukrainian government forces and in territory controlled by armed insurgents. Further details of the evidence can be found on the Ukraine page.
- Contact your government today and ask it to: Issue a national statement condemning the use of cluster munitions in Ukriane and call for the conclusion of investigations into who is responsible for the use. Use the CMC Ukraine Memo, available in English, French and Spanish.