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Address by NPA on Universalisation for the Convention on Cluster Munitions Intersessional Meetings, May 2022

Delivered by Kristina Duric, Senior Advisor

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Photo: Kristina Duric, NPA.

We welcome the condemnations on the use of cluster munitions over the course of the past couple of months in relation to the war in Ukraine, heard from both states parties and those not party to the Convention. However, words are not enough to put a stop on suffering from cluster munitions use.

To attach meaning to the words and defend the principles and norms set out in the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the thirteen signature states that have not yet ratified the Convention, should do so without further delay and states not party to the Convention should accede to it without hesitation.

We also call on the affected states parties to fully implement the Lausanne Action Plan and do so in a gender and diversity sensitive manner to ensure needs of all are met.