18 December 2009

Cameroon is 104th country to sign cluster bomb ban

H. E. Mr. Michel Tommo Monthe Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Cameroon signs the Convention on Cluster MunitionsCameroon became the 104th country to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 15 December 2009. H. E. Mr. Michel Tommo Monthe Ambassador of Cameroon to the United Nations signed on its behalf.Cameroon participated in the Oslo Process to ban cluster munitions including during the negotiations in Dublin in May 2008 where it adopted the Convention. Although Cameroon participated in the signing conference in Oslo, Norway in December 2008, it was not able to sign the Convention at that stage. African nations strongly supported a ban on cluster munitions throughout the treaty negotiations, and with Cameroon’s signature there are now 37 African nations onboard the ban.