The Convention’s intersessional meetings will take place on 19-20 May 2016 and will provide the opportunity to focus on key matters relevant to the pursuit of the Convention’s aims.  

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, was a keynote speaker at the Conference. UN Photo/Elma Okic.

The First International Pledging Conference for the Implementation of the Convention held on 2 March in Geneva, was a successful first step towards promoting the 2025 mine-free world goal set by the States Parties in Maputo in 2014.

The Conference succeeded in invigorating stakeholders and in further discussing the challenges of decreased funding in the implementation of the Convention.

While initial pledges were allocated to mine-action around the world and the Convention's ISU, the Sponsorship Programme for delegates has not yet been fully funded for 2016. This represents a challenge towards the Intersessional Work Programme and the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties.

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Sri Lanka will soon become the 163rd State Party to the Convention, announced H.E. Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, during a pledging conference held on 2 March.

Chile, as president of the Convention welcome Sri Lanka's announcement, and looks forward to Sri Lanka's participation at the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties to take place in Santiago, Chile from 28 November to 2 December 2016.

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