Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

The Republic of Guyana has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

The status of progress towards accession is not known. Previously, in 2010, a government official said that Guyana recognizes the importance of the convention but does not view accession as a priority.[1] In 2009, a government representative said that Guyana expected to join the convention in the future.[2]

Guyana did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the convention and has not participated in any meetings of the convention.

Guyana has not condemned Syria’s use of cluster munitions or supported any recent UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions to that effect.[3]

Guyana is party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It has not joined the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Guyana is not known to have used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.


[1] CMC meeting with Bibi Ally, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guyana to the UN, 19 October 2010, New York.

[2] The statement was made at an informal briefing convened by the United Kingdom (UK) to promote the convention with Commonwealth states. Meeting with Guy Pollard, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the UK to the UN in Geneva, Geneva, 20 October 2009.

[3]Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 68/182, 18 December 2013. Guyana did not vote in support of a similar resolution on 15 May 2013.