On 4 March, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said "A global Arms Trade Treaty has the potential to prevent human rights abuses, reduce conflict and make the world a safer place"
A UK act banning the use, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions came into effect earlier this year.
The UK supports a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to curb the irresponsible trade and transfer of arms.
Unexploded ordnance from cluster munitions threatens the lives of civilians. Read about the Convention on Cluster Munitions here.
The UK is working with other countries to build confidence, ensure security and reduce threats to civilians from conventional weapons such as small arms, light weapons and cluster munitions.
We're working to improve international standards of export controls for weapons.