Support for Mine Action


The Republic of Nauru signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo on 3 December 2008. The status of the ratification process is not known. 

Nauru joined the Oslo Process at the Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions in February 2008, when it stated its commitment to a total ban “to ensure that cluster munitions never, never appear in the beautiful Pacific.”[1]

Nauru participated in the Berlin Conference on the Destruction of Cluster Munitions in June 2009, but did not attend the Regional Conference on the Promotion and Universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Bali, Indonesia in November 2009, or the International Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Santiago, Chile in June 2010.

Nauru is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines, but has not ratified its Protocol V on explosive remnants of war.  It is also party to the Mine Ban Treaty.

Nauru is not believed to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.

[1] Statement of Nauru, Wellington Conference on Cluster Munitions, 19 February 2008. Notes by the CMC. For more detail on Nauru’s past policy on cluster munitions, see Human Rights Watch and Landmine Action, Banning Cluster Munitions: Government Policy and Practice (Ottawa: Mines Action Canada, May 2009), pp. 123–124.