Worldwide Investment in Cluster Munitions (2018)03 December 2018
A shared responsibility
In the past year, two arms manufacturers have fully ended the production and delivery of cluster munitions and have been removed from the list of producers. Also, increasing numbers of banks and other financial institutions as well as states are taking action to end money going to cluster munitions producers.
Closely related is a dramatic drop in investments in cluster munitions producers worldwide from US$ 31 billion in the 2017 report to $ 9 billion in this 2018 update. Still, there are 7 companies in the report involved in the production and development of cluster munitions, 3 of them new on the list.