The Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

2-5 September 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica

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The Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (5MSP) will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica 2-5 September 2014. At this meeting, States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions will give progress updates on implementing their treaty obligations and take key decisions on items including the structures to support the implementation and universalisation of the Convention. States that have not yet joined the Convention will give updates on steps they are taking towards joining. 

Supporting Documents

Government Memo

Official Convention Website: http://5msp.clusterconvention.org/ 

Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 Launch - 27 August

Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 will be launched 27 August during a virtual press briefing, and be available online afterwards. Focusing on 2013 and the first half of 2014, the latest edition of the Monitor details global developments in ban policy, survey and clearance of cluster munition remnants, and casualties and victim assistance.

Media interested in the 27 August virtual briefing at 10AM EDT (GMT- 4:00 hours) should contact media@icblcmc.org for log-in details and embargoed materials. Campaigners interested in a pre-release briefing on 26 August should email monitor_intern@icblcmc.org for more details. A side event for delegates to the Fifth Meeting of States Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in San José, Costa Rica will be hosted 2 September.

In the interim, online profiles of every country in the world are being updated. Please visit the Monitor's country profiles for the latest information.

Ongoing Cluster Bomb Use in Syria

Over the past two years ongoing use of cluster bombs has caused death and devastation in Syria, and these indiscriminate weapons will continue to kill and maim civilians long after the conflict has ended. The time is now for all states to speak out against use of these deadly and banned weapons and to prioritize the protection of civilians by joining the global ban.

See the Syria Webpage for more information on cluster bomb use in Syria, including a government memo.

Media Coverage

Media Contact

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact: Jared Bloch, ICBL-CMC Media and Communications Manager, Tel: +41-78-683-4407 (Swizz mobile), email Jared@icblcmc.org