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Nicaragua announced support for a political declaration on the use of EWIPA at the Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare held in October 2019 in Vienna but[1] did not participate in any other meetings about the subject. 


The Community of Latin American and Caribbean states (CELAC), of which Nicaragua is a member, drew attention to the harm of weapons such as cluster munitions and antipersonnel mines on civilian populations in a statement to the UN General Assembly First Commission in October 2018. The statement emphasised that the use of these weapons is in clear violation with international humanitarian law (IHL) and called on all states to take immediate measures to ameliorate the humanitarian harms which they cause.[2]


[1] Reaching Critical Will (2019). ‘States Commit to Take Political Action on Explosive Weapons at Vienna Conference’.

[2] CELAC (2018). ‘UNGA73 First Committee Statement’.

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