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Maputo +15

 

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Maputo +15 is a series of four activities supported by the European Union taking place at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), Rue de Varembé 7, in Geneva from 19 to 22 May 2014 to highlight key issues under consideration at the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s upcoming Maputo Review Conference.


MONDAY 19 MAY, 15:00 to 17:00

MAPUTO +15 OFFICIAL OPENING

Maputo +15 will be opened by (click on photos for bios):

 


MAPUTO +15

May 2014 marks fifteen years since the international community first gathered in Maputo at the Convention’s First Meeting of the States Parties (1MSP) to begin the historic effort to fulfil the promise made by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

The following panellists, many of whom were in Maputo in 1999, will reflect upon on what was then, what is now and what comes next for the Convention (click on photos for bios):


   

This moderated conversation will be facilitated by,

Heads of delegations to the First Meeting of the States Parties, including several Foreign Ministers and Secretaries of State, pose for a group photo outside the meeting venue.  - See more at: www.apminebanconvention.org/meetings-of-the-states-parties/1msp/

Heads of delegations to the First Meeting of the States Parties, including several Foreign Ministers and Secretaries of State, pose for a group photo outside the meeting venue.  - See more at: www.apminebanconvention.org/meetings-of-the-states-parties/1msp/

Heads of delegations to the First Meeting of the States Parties, including several Foreign Ministers and Secretaries of State, pose for a group photo outside the meeting venue.  - See more at: www.apminebanconvention.org/meetings-of-the-states-parties/1msp/



TUESDAY 20 MAY, 15:00 to 17:00

BEYOND MAPUTO: THE FUTURE OF COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE UNDER THE ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE BAN CONVENTION

Ending the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines can only be achieved through partnerships, including those between affected and other States, international organisations and civil society.

Fifteen years after Maputo, it is clearer than ever that a spirit of cooperation must prevail to overcome remaining challenges. The purpose of this event is for all interested actors to engage in a discussion regarding the future of cooperation and assistance under the Convention.

Panellists include (click on photos for bios):

           

 

  

This moderated conversation will be facilitated by, 


The event will be opened by,                             Closing remarks by,

 

 

In June 2013, Thailand helped advance the Convention’s cooperation and assistance agenda at a symposium it hosted in Bangkok.


WEDNESDAY 21 MAY, 15:00 to 17:00

IS THE ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE BAN CONVENTION SUFFICIENTLY UNIVERSALIZED?


Prince Mired meeting with Li Baodong, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China). - See more at: www.apminebanconvention.org/newsroom/press-release-archives/archives-2013/detail/article/1382003469-anti-personnel-mine-ban-conventions-special-envoy-asks-china-to-join-the-anti-landmi/

Prince Mired meeting with Li Baodong, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China).

In May of 1999 when the States Parties first met in Maputo, there were but 45 parties to the Convention. There are now 161 States that are bound by the Convention. Is it time to now declare that the Convention is sufficiently universalized? Conversely, should it remain a concern that 35+ States have not yet acceded to the Convention?

Kerry Brinkert, the Director of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit will provide an overview of an EU-funded effort to gain updated knowledge on the anti-personnel mine policies of States not party to the Convention.

The following panellists will then engage in a conversation on the state of universalization (click on photos for bios):

  

 

 

This moderated conversation will be facilitated by,

 



THURSDAY 22 MAY, 13:00 to 15:00

BRIDGES BETWEEN WORLDS: THE GENEVA EDITION

 

On 3-4 April 2014, Colombia, with the support of the European Union, convened Bridges between Worlds

This global conference aimed to advance the international community’s understanding of the place of assistance to victims and survivors of mines and other explosive remnants of war in broader contexts. 

The outcomes of Bridges between Worlds will be presented by (click on photos for bios),


The event will then be opened by His Excellency Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria.

The following panellists will afterwards engage in a conversation regarding what various actors and fora in Geneva can do to contribute to effectively integrating victim assistance into the broader development, human rights, disability and other frameworks.

 

 

This moderated conversation will be facilitated by David Atwood, Senior Advisor, Small Arms Survey.

Closing remarks will be delivered by,