Summary: Non-signatory the Solomon Islands has not elaborated its position on accession to the convention, but government representatives have expressed support for its humanitarian objectives. It voted in favor of a UN resolution on the convention in December 2016 and participated in the first meetings of the convention in 2010 and 2011. The Solomon Islands is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
The Solomon Islands has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
The status of accession is not known. Previously, in 2010 and 2011, officials expressed support for the convention and indicated the government was actively working to join it.
In December 2016, the Solomon Islands voted in favor of a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution that urges states outside the Convention on Cluster Munitions to “join as soon as possible.” It also voted in favor of the first UNGA resolution on the convention in 2015.
The Solomon Islands did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
The Solomon Islands participated as an observer in the convention’s Meetings of States Parties in 2010 and 2011, but did not make any statements.
The Solomon Islands has voted in favor of UNGA resolutions expressing outrage at the use of cluster munitions in Syria, most recently in December 2016.
The Solomon Islands is a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty.
Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling
The Solomon Islands is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions. In 2011, a government representative told the Monitor that the Solomon Islands are not affected by cluster munition remnants.
 The Solomon Islands representative to the First Meeting of States Parties informed CMC representatives that he would recommend that accession to the convention be added to the government’s list of treaty priorities. CMC meeting with George Hoa’au, Assistant Secretary for the UN and Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 9 November 2010. At a side meeting held during the Second Meeting of States Parties in Beirut, Lebanon, in September 2011, the Solomon Islands representative said that an internal consultation process was underway to consider accession to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition web story, “Pacific action on cluster munitions,” 22 September 2011.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions," UNGA Resolution 71/45, 5 December 2016.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 70/54, 7 December 2015.
 “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 71/203, 19 December 2016. It voted in favor of similar resolutions in 2013–2014.
 Monitor meeting with Miriam Lidimani, Legal Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Solomon Islands, in Beirut, 14 September 2011.