Oslo Process

Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions, 22 - 23 February 2007


A group of States, United Nations Organisations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Cluster Munitions Coalition and other humanitarian organisations met in Oslo on 22 - 23 February 2007 to discuss how to effectively address the humanitarian problems caused by cluster munitions.

Recognising the grave consequences caused by the use of cluster munitions and the need for immediate action, states commit themselves to:

  1. Conclude by 2008 a legally binding international instrument that will:
  2. prohibit the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians, and

    establish a framework for cooperation and assistance that ensures adequate provision of care and rehabilitation to survivors and their communities, clearance of contaminated areas, risk education and destruction of stockpiles of prohibited cluster munitions.
  3. Consider taking steps at the national level to address these problems.

  4. Continue to address the humanitarian challenges posed by cluster munitions within the framework of international humanitarian law and in all relevant fora.

  5. Meet again to continue their work, including in Lima in May/June and Vienna in November/December 2007, and in Dublin in early 2008, and welcome the announcement of Belgium to organise a regional meeting.

Relevant documents on the Oslo Process:

Declaration of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions

List of countries subscribing to the Declaration of the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions

Statement on Arrangements for the Dublin Diplomatic Conference

Relevant links on the Oslo Process:

www.mfat.govt.nz/clustermunitionswellington (Wellington Conference)