Summary: Non-signatory Tuvalu has not elaborated its views on cluster munitions or position on acceding to the convention. It voted in favor of a key United Nations (UN) resolution on the convention in December 2017. Tuvalu is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
Tuvalu has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
In February 2018, Tuvalu attended the Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties and adopted the conference’s “Auckland Declaration,” acknowledging “the clear moral and humanitarian rationale for joining” the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The declaration states that during the meeting “some states not yet party to the Convention undertook to positively consider membership of it.”
Tuvalu did not participate in the Oslo Process and has never attended a meeting on cluster munitions or made a public statement on the convention. In August 2016, a government representative said Tuvalu is interested in joining the convention but faces financial challenges.
In December 2017, Tuvalu voted in favor of a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution that urges states outside the Convention on Cluster Munitionsto “join as soon as possible.” It voted in favor of previous UNGA resolutions promoting the convention in 2015 and 2016.
Tuvalu has also voted in favor of UNGA resolutions expressing outrage at the use of cluster munitions in Syria, most recently in December 2017.
Tuvalu is a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty.
Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling
Tuvalu is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
 “Auckland Declaration on Conventional Weapons Treaties,” Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties, Auckland, New Zealand, 12–14 February 2018.
 Tuvalu attended a regional workshop on explosive remnants of war in the Pacific held in Brisbane, Australia on27–28 June 2013. Email from Lorel Thompson, National Coordinator, Safe Ground, 30 March 2014.
 Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) meeting with Sunema Simati, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the UN in New York, in Geneva, 24 August 2016.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,”UNGA Resolution 72/54, 4 December 2017.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 71/45, 5 December 2016; and “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 72/191, 19 December 2017. Tuvalu voted in favor of similar resolutions in 2013–2016.