Ten-Year Review: Non-signatory Barbados has never commented on cluster munitions or its position on acceding to the convention, but it has voted in favor of every United Nations (UN) resolution promoting the convention. Barbados is not known to have used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
Barbados has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Barbados did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the convention. It has never made an official statement to elaborate its views on banning cluster munitions.
Barbados has never attended a formal meeting of the convention, but a government official participated in a regional workshop on the convention in St. George’s, Grenada in March 2020.
In December 2019, Barbados voted in favor a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution urging states outside the Convention on Cluster Munitions to “join as soon as possible.” It has voted in favor of the annual UN resolution promoting the convention since it was first introduced in 2015.
Barbados has also voted in favor of UNGA resolutions expressing outrage at the use of cluster munitions in Syria, most recently in December 2019.
Barbados is party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It has not joined the Convention on Conventional Weapons.
Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling
Barbados is not known to have used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.
 “Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions,” UNGA Resolution 74/62, 12 December 2019.
 “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 74/169, 18 December 2019. Barbados voted in favor of similar resolutions in 2013–2018.