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Last Updated: 20 October 2010

Cluster Munition Ban Policy


The People’s Republic of Bangladesh has not acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.  Bangladesh participated in some of the Oslo Process meetings that led to the development, negotiation, and signing of the convention, including in Lima in May 2007, Vienna in December 2007, and Wellington in February 2008. 

Bangladesh did not endorse the Wellington Declaration supporting the negotiation of an international instrument banning cluster munitions and did not attend the formal negotiations in Dublin in May 2008. It attended the Convention on Cluster Munitions Signing Conference in Oslo in December 2008, but did not sign the convention.

Bangladesh participated in the Regional Conference on the Promotion and Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Bali, Indonesia on 16–17 November 2009. Its representative stated that Bangladesh is unwavering in its commitment to the goal of disarmament and is constitutionally mandated to campaign on international disarmament, but offered no information regarding Bangladesh’s policy or progress toward joining the Convention on Cluster Munitions.[1]

Bangladesh is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), but not its Protocol V on explosive remnants of war. It has attended some of the CCW discussions on cluster munitions in recent years. Bangladesh is party to the Mine Ban Treaty.

Bangladesh is not believed to have used, produced, or exported cluster munitions, and is not known to possess any stockpiles of cluster munitions.

[1] Statement of Bangladesh, Regional Conference on the Promotion and Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Bali, 17 November 2009. Notes by AOAV.