Cuba Joins Convention on Cluster Munitions

United Nations.- Cuba officially joins today the Convention on Cluster Munitions, an international standard adopted in 2008.Cuban ambassador at UN, Rodolfo Reyes, and the head of the Office to the Treaty Section of the organization, Santiago Villalpando, are expected to attend the ceremony.

In September, Cuba condemned at a forum held in Croatia the use of cluster munitions and supported their total elimination.

The Convention adopted in 2008 took effect two years later, a mechanism aimed at prohibiting the use, development, production, storage and acquisition of lethal devices, for the damage caused to the civilian population.

About 120 countries are part of this international instrument. (PL)

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