The Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions
2-5 September 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica
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.
- Government memo – Convention on Cluster Munitions 5MSP
- Note sur la cinquième Assemblée des États parties à la Convention sur les armes à sous-munitions
- Memorándum para gobiernos - Convención sobre Municiones en Racimo
- (Arabic) Government memo – Convention on Cluster Munitions 5MSP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for log-in details and embargoed materials. Campaigners interested in a pre-release briefing on 26 August should email email@example.com 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.
- 'Costa Rica Prepares to Take up Convention on Cluster Munitions Presidency', CMC, 19 August 2014
- 'South African member Ceasefire calls on country to ratify international cluster bomb ban', Ceasefire/CMC, 13 August 2014
- 'Treaty banning cluster bombs marks four-year anniversary', CMC, 1 August 2014
- 'Cluster Munitions Treaty Hits Four-Year Mark', VOA, 1 August 2014
- 'As the Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs Marks Its Fourth Anniversary, the World Should Speak Out on Use in Syria', Huffington Post, 1 August 2014
- 'Banned Munitions Still in Use, Report Says', New York Times, 30 July 2014
- 'Will Belize Accede To Munitions?', 7NewsBelize, 24 July 2014
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