First new State Party of 2020: São Tomé and Príncipe

The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe is State Party no. 108 and the first to join the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) in 2020. The government of São Tomé and Príncipe deposited its instrument of ratification at the United Nations in New York on 27 January 2020. The Convention will enter into force for São Tomé and Príncipe on 1 July 2020 in accordance with Article 17.2.

Ambassador Félix Baumann, President of the Second Review Conference (2RC), heartily congratulates São Tomé and Príncipe for its ratification and calls on the remaining 13 Signatory States to follow its example. The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe’s ratification brings the CCM closer to achieving its goal of 130 States Parties by the 2RC in November 2020.