Summary: Non-signatory the Solomon Islands has shown interest in the convention but has not taken any steps to join. The Solomon Islands has participated in meetings of the convention, but not since 2011. It voted in favor of a key United Nations (UN) resolution on the convention in December 2018. 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.
Officials from the Solomon Islands have expressed interest in pursuing accession to the convention, but no steps have been taken towards that objective over the past decade.  In February 2018, the Solomon Islands attended a Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties and adopted a declaration acknowledging “the clear moral and humanitarian rationale for joining” the Convention on Cluster Munitions. 
The Solomon Islands did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
The Solomon Islands has participated as an observer in the convention’s meetings, but not since 2011. 
In December 2018, 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 has voted in favor of the annual UNGA resolution promoting the convention since it was first introduced in 2015.
The Solomon Islands has also voted in favor of UNGA resolutions expressing outrage at the use of cluster munitions in Syria, most recently in December 2018. 
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. 
 In 2010 and 2011, officials said the government was considering acceding to the convention. Cluster Munition Coalition (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; and Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition web story, “Pacific action on cluster munitions,” 22 September 2011.
 According to the declaration, during the meeting “some states not yet party to the Convention undertook to positively consider membership of it.” “Auckland Declaration on Conventional Weapons Treaties,” Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties, Auckland, New Zealand, 12–14 February 2018.
 The Solomon Islands has participated as an observer in the convention’s Meetings of States Parties in 2010 and 2011 but did not make any statements.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 73/54, 5 December 2018.
 “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 73/182, 17 December 2018. It voted in favor of similar resolutions in 2013–2017.
 Monitor meeting with Miriam Lidimani, Legal Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Solomon Islands, in Beirut, 14 September 2011.