Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
The Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), also known as the Oslo Convention, was held in Geneva on September 4 under the presidency of Ambassador Felix Baumann, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament.
The Preparatory Meeting discussions led to substantial exchanges on the draft of the Lausanne Action Plan for the period 2021-2025 and on the related political declaration, which will be adopted by consensus next November at the Review Conference of the CCM.
France was represented by Ambassador Yves Marek, Secretary General of the National Commission for the Elimination of Anti-Personnel Mines, who recalled France’s commitment to the rules of multilateralism, including multilingualism, and to the objective of the universalization of the Convention.
The Oslo Convention, which entered into force on 1 August 2010, currently comprises 109 Member States that hold 10% of the world’s stockpiles of cluster munitions. France, which has not used cluster munitions since 1991 and stopped manufacturing them in 2002, is constantly working to universalize the standard introduced by this text.
Source: The Convention on Cluster Munitions
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