The Independent State of Samoa reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of the CCM in making a two-year contribution towards the 2019 and 2020 ISU annual budget. H.E. Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations, met with Ms. Sheila N. Mweemba, Director of the Implementation Support Unit of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, on 15 October 2019 in the margins of the UNGA 74 First Committee Meeting at the Permanent Mission of Samoa in New York.
During the courtesy call paid on him by the ISU Director, the Ambassador acknowledged the ISU’s unwavering support to States Parties, including small states like Samoa, in implementing the Convention. In that regard, he expressed his appreciation for the ISU Director’s facilitation of cash payments for States Parties with small assessed contributions to avoid incurring high bank transaction costs. Furthermore, Ambassador Elisaia stressed that universalization of the CCM was instrumental in working towards global peace and security and was in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.