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Palau: State Party #100 to the Convention on Cluster Munition

Last updated: 26.04.2016 // The Instrument of Ratification was submitted to the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 19 April 2016, making Palau the 100th State Party to the Convention on Cluster Munition (CCM).

Palau has been a signatory to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) since 2008. The country does not possess a stockpile of cluster munitions, has not retained any cluster munitions for training and research purposes and does not have production facilities.
 
“I am very pleased that Palau has ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions (..) As a country that is contaminated by explosive remnants of war, we know firsthand the importance of addressing the impact of cluster munitions and other remnants to keep our people safe. I urge all remaining states to follow suit and join the Convention”, says H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Palau to the UN in New York.

Palau is one of many countries in the world that still struggles with cluster munition remnants and unexploded ordnance (UXO) after war and conflict. In Palau, leftover remnants and UXO from World War II can still be found on many of the country’s 200 islands.

The Convention will enter into force for Palau on 1 October 2016. We congratulate Palau on becoming the 100th State Party!

                         

H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Palau.
19 April 2016 @UNTC