The Seventh Meeting of States Parties: 4-6 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

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The Seventh Meeting of States Parties (7MSP) to the Convention on Cluster Munitions will place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 4 to 6 September 2017.

The 7MSP will provide an opportunity for States Parties to present progresses, challenges, plans and needs for assistance and cooperation to achieve their convention obligations and the commitments they made under the 2015 Dubrovnik Action Plan (DAP) and the Dubrovnik declaration.

The 7MSP will be presided over by Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany. The meeting is open to States Parties, states not party, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

The Convention on Cluster Munitions opened for signature in 2008 and entered into force in 2010. To date 119 states have joined the convention, of which 102 are States Parties and the remaining 17 are signatories that have yet to ratify. Madagascar was the most recent state to ratify the convention on 20 May 2017.

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