Japan’s Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, Toshio Sano, has announced that Japan will make a significant contribution to Convention’s Implementation Support Unit (ISU). In informing the ISU’s Director of Japan’s CHF 79,706 contribution, Ambassador Sano expressed Japan’s appreciation for the work of the ISU.
In addition to Japan, 18 other States Parties have either supported the ISU’s 2016 work plan or have provided written confirmation that funds are forthcoming: Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom.
Thematic Panel on Achieving Completion by 2025 - An innovative approach proposed by the Chilean presidency during the 2016 Intersessional Meeting.
The Convention's Intersessional Meetings concluded 20 May in Geneva with the participation of hundreds of representatives from States, international and non-governmental organizations.
Chile, as President of the Convention lead the meeting that gathered the Stockpile Destruction, Victim Assistance, Mine Clearance and Cooperative Compliance Committees.