UNGA votes on 2018 CCM Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted on the latest draft Resolution on the “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions” on 5 December 2018. This document was submitted by Sri Lanka, President of the Ninth Meeting of States Parties (9MSP) to the CCM, and co-sponsored by 42 States Parties of the Convention.

The votes were conducted in two parts on this occasion: the first vote was on the preambular paragraph 14 (PP14) of the Resolution, taking note of the UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament; and the second on the Resolution as a whole.

  • The poll on the PP14 of the Resolution recorded 153 States votes in favour, none against, and 18 abstentions.
  • The draft Resolution was adopted as a whole by the UNGA with a record of 144 Yes votes, 1 No, and 38 abstentions.

The voting pattern on the CCM Resolutions since 2015 demonstrates an increase of Yes votes annually and a decrease in No votes in 2018 as illustrated by the table below:

In this fourth CCM Resolution adopted by the UNGA, the importance of the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Convention is reiterated. The 9MSP President, Ambassador Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez of Sri Lanka, urges all States outside the Convention to join as soon as possible and all States Parties to promote adherence to the Convention.

For more information on the 2018 CCM Resolution, click here.