Treaty meetings

Each year, governments, the CMC, and international organizations gather for Meetings of States Parties and Intersessional Meetings.

During these meetings, progress in universalizing and implementing the Convention on Cluster Munitions is assessed, and challenges addressed. The CMC has an observer status at these meetings, and at the Review Conferences that measure overall progress every five years. The CMC brings expertise from affected areas, makes sure the voices of cluster munition survivors are heard, shares research and analysis of progress made, discusses with governments to ensure they respect their commitments, hosts side events, and provides information to the media.

Until 2015, Intersessional Meetings of the Convention on Cluster Munitions took place once a year in Geneva, Switzerland, to address issues related to the practical implementation of the convention.

At the First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions held in September 2016, States Parties decided to not convene Intersessional Meetings anymore.

The following pages include CMC statements, summaries of the proceedings, background documents, information for the media, lists of side events, and links to official documents.