Kampala Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions Kampala, Uganda 29-30 September 2008 KAMPALA ACTION PLAN Representatives of 42 African States1 gathered in Kampala, Uganda from 29-30 September 2008 for the Kampala Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions and expressed their support for the following actions: The Convention on Cluster Munitions should be signed by representatives of all African States at the Oslo Signing Conference on 2nd – 4th December 2008 to demonstrate the continent’s strong commitment to the eradication of cluster munitions. Prior to the Oslo Signing Conference, all African States should publicly declare their intention to sign the Convention in Oslo on December 3rd- 4th December 2008. African Governments / States should take all necessary measures to ratify the convention as soon as possible. Interim measures should be taken now to ensure effective implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, including, where relevant, an inventory of any stockpiled cluster munitions and preparation of a comprehensive plan for their destruction. Areas affected by the presence or suspected presence of cluster munitions remnants should be reviewed now and clearance plans prepared. Data should be collected on cluster munition victims and existing assistance plans reviewed to ensure the inclusion of all cluster munitions survivors. To ensure public awareness and support for the Convention on Cluster Munitions, it is important to act in unison with civil society representatives from the Cluster Munition Coalition, other non-governmental organizations, international organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations’ entities, the media and other stakeholders. 1 Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.