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

2-5 September 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica

CMC Delegation And President Of Costa Rica 599X400
CMC campaigners with the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, at the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. (Photo L-R Amy Little, Sylvie Brigot, President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, Jesús Martínez, Amelie Chayer, Héctor Guerra) © CMC

The Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (5MSP) took place in San Jose, Costa Rica 2-5 September 2014. At this meeting, States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions gave 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 also gave updates on steps they are taking towards joining. 

CMC Statements

CMC Press Releases

Opening Press Release

Closing Press Release

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

CMC News Articles

Government Memo

Outcome Documents:

All outcome documents from the Fifth Meeting of States Parties, as well as additional information and resources, can be found on the treaty webpage: http://www.clusterconvention.org/meetings/msp/5msp/

Cluster Munition Monitor 2014

Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 was launched on 27 August 2014 and findings were presented to 5MSP delegates during a side event at the meeting. 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.

Other Tools and Resources

  • Staying Strong: Key Components and Positive Precedent for Convention on Cluster Munitions
    A new Human Rights Watch report providing guidelines for strong legislation to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions received public recognition in the plenary at 5MSP. New Zealand, coordinator of the working group of national implementation measures, described the report as one of three key “reference points” on the topic. ICRC similarly listed the report among useful tools for countries drafting implementation laws. The report, Staying Strong, identifies key components and positive precedent for effective national implementation legislation. The report complements early model laws by ICRC and New Zealand. Read the HRW press release.

Cluster Bomb Use

See the CMC dedicated webpages for more information on cluster munition use in Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan.