Convention on Cluster Munitions Second Review Conference

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Part I of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Second Review Conference took place November 25-27 in a first ever virtual format, due to COVID19 response measures. The meeting, hosted by Convention Presidency Switzerland 25-27 November was the first of two Review Conference meetings to be held. Part II of the meeting, initially scheduled 4-5 February 2021, has been postponed until COVID-19 response measures allow for the holding of the meeting.

CMC campaign members from around the world joined Switzerland and Convention stakeholders for the November three-day meeting and discussion of the Lausanne Action Plan for a world free of clustermunitions.

You can see the programme of work and related documents here. Links to UN TV recordings of the complete meeting are available here

Read and watch the CMC statements presented at the meeting here:

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Throughout 2020, CMC worked closely with the Presidency and CCM stakeholders to gain wider visibility for the treaty and the horrendous impact of cluster munitions, and help push plans for as many ratifications and accessions as possible this year, in accordance with the Dubrovnik Action Plan and draft Lausanne Action Plan.  

We're calling on ALL states to join this life saving treaty immediately to prevent further death and suffering from internationally banned cluster munitions.

Five years ago, at the last Review Conference, States committed in the Dubrovnik Action Plan that they would strive to increase the number of States Parties to 130 by the 2RevCon. To date 121 states have endorsed the goals of the Convention, of which 108 have become States Parties and 13 still remain Signatories. This means we need to bring onboard another 22 countries to achieve the Dubrovnik goal! 

We are asking Cluster Munition Coalition members to reach out to governments globally and call on those states not on board the Convention, to Join Now and put an end to the death and suffering caused by these weapons. You can find a template letter here. For more information contact CMC Advocacy and Campaigns Manager:

See more on the CMC Calls to Action and Key Messages around the Review Conference, here.


See key takeaways from Part I of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Second Review Conference here. Part II of the meeting will take place February 4-5, 2021. 



We are using the umbrella slogan - STOP CLUSTER BOMBS NOW! - together with five specific calls:

  • Join the Treaty
  • Save lives (girls, boys, women, men)
  • Ensure survivors' rights
  • Prevent future tragedies
  • Support community livelihoods

Please do download and use the logo and taglines in your advocacy efforts!. You can find versions in EnglishFrench, and Spanish here. The files have a "Join the Treaty" tagline, which may be exchanged with any of the above calls. 

  • Join us in using the logo and messages on FB and Twitter.
  • Use the graphic and hashtag - #StopClusterBombsNow - in conjunction with the logo. 

Download 12 Reasons Why States Should Join CCM Without Delay - graphic.