Adoption of draft CCM Resolution L.39

On 6th November 2018 the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) approved the draft resolution “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions” (document A/C.1/73/L.39) by a recorded vote of 139 in favour, 1 against and 39 abstentions.

By its provision 1, the General Assembly would urge all States outside this instrument to join as soon as possible, whether by ratifying or acceding to it, and all States parties that are in a position to do so to promote adherence to its provisions through bilateral, subregional and multilateral contacts, outreach and other means.

The Presidency of the Ninth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (9MSP CCM), Sri Lanka, calls on States that abstained in the vote on the draft Resolution to join those that voted in favour during the final UNGA vote in December 2018.