Niue

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

Last updated: 26 June 2018

Summary: Non-signatory Niue supports banning cluster munitions but has not taken any steps to accede to the convention. Niue is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.

Policy

Niue has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Niue expressed its support for a ban on cluster munitions during the Oslo Process, when it participated in the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions in February 2008 and endorsed the Wellington Declaration agreeing to the conclusion of a legally binding instrument.[1] Niue did not, however, attend the subsequent Dublin negotiations of the convention or its Signing Conference in Oslo.

Niue has never attended a meeting of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Niue is party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling

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



[1] Statement of Niue, Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions, 22 February 2008. Notes by the CMC.


Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 28 October 2011

Niue signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 15 April 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Niue has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Niue submitted its fourth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2007 but has not submitted subsequent reports.

Niue did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2010 or the first half of 2011.

Niue is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.