Research Documentation

Montenegro Ratifies Convention on Cluster Munitions 01 February 2010

Montenegro: Ratification  (Depositary Notification)

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English:    http://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/CN/2010/CN.33.2010-Eng.pdf

UNIDIR Seminar: Non-State Actors and the Arms Trade Treaty Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities, 25 November 2009

Seminar Summary Report

On 25 November 2009, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) held a lunchtime seminar entitled “Non-State Actors and the Arms Trade Treaty Initiative: Challenges and Opportunities”. The seminar was organized as part of UNIDIR’s activities to support discussions on the international initiative on anArms Trade Treaty (ATT).


Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO) small arms and light weapons training course - Pretoria, South Africa, 01 - 28 February 2010.

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/02/2010 (All day)

Special Event: Closing in on entry-into-force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

VENUE: UN Headquarters New York, Conference Room 4

A major effort is underway by governments, civil society and international organizations to promote signature and ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The event will give the opportunity for other States to provide updates on their efforts relative to the Convention.


Event Date: 
Wed, 21/10/2009 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Campaign to Prohibit Cluster Munitions that Cause Unacceptable Harm to Civilians


The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) – the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty since the 1997 Antipersonnel Mines Ban Convention – the CCM enters into force and becomes fully legally binding on 1 August 2010. From that date forward, states parties must implement all of the treaty’s lifesaving obligations.


This treaty prohibits the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of cluster munitions and calls on states parties to:


  • *declare and destroy stockpiled cluster munitions within eight years;
  • *identify and clear cluster munition-contaminated areas within 10 years; and
  • assist affected communities and cluster munition survivors so that they can be fully included in society and enjoy their fundamental human rights.


Entry into force Update:

The enigma of South Africa's arms trade interview

Guy_in_profileSouth Africa's conventional arms control has been in the spotlight recently, after the Democratic Alliance (DA) alleged that the government was doing "dodgy arms deals with dictators and human rights offenders all over the world". The African National Congress has since denied these claims, and, in return, accused the DA of undermining national security by releasing classified information.


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