Under the terms of the Convention, a number of responsibilities have been entrusted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, including:
- collection and dissemination of transparency reports by and to the States Parties (Article 7);
- facilitation of clarification of compliance (Article 8); and
- the convening of the Meetings of States Parties (Article 11) and Review Conferences (Article 12).
Furthermore, in accordance with the relevant GA Resolution(s), the Secretary-General is "requested to render the necessary assistance and to provide such services as may be necessary to fulfil the tasks entrusted to him by the Convention on Cluster Munitions."
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