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SD: Summary and Statements

Monday 23 April – Tuesday 24 April

1.     Opening of the meeting

The meeting was opened by its Co-Chairs, Hamza Khelif of Algeria and Ingrid Kressel of Estonia.

2.     Overview of the status of stockpile destruction

The Co-Chairs delivered a statement on the status of implementation of Article 4 of the Convention. This was followed by a presentation by the ICBL on its views with respect to Article 4 implementation.

  • Co-Chairs’ statement on the status of Article 4 implementation
  • Presentation by the ICBL PDF 165KB

3.     Updates from relevant States Parties on the status of implementation

The following State Party which recently completed its destruction programme provided an update.

In addition, the following States Parties which are in the process of fulfilling Article 4 obligations provided updates on their efforts.

The following States Parties and organizations contributed to discussion that followed these presentations.

  • Canada
  • European Commission

4.     Updates from relevant States Parties on the status of transparency reporting

The Co-Chairs provided an opportunity for States Parties that have not yet reported their stockpile status in their Article 7 transparency reports as required to provide updates. No State Party took the floor during this agenda item.

5.     The destruction of previously unknown stockpiles

The Co-Chairs provided an opportunity for States Parties to provide updates on stockpiles discovered after stockpile destruction deadlines have passed. The following States Parties provided updates.

  • Yemen
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

In addition, the Co-Chairs introduced a paper containing proposed amendments to Form B and Form G of the Article 7 reporting format in order to facilitate reporting of stockpiles discovered and destroyed after Article 4 deadlines have passed.

  • Co-Chairs’ proposal to amend Forms B and G

In addition, following contributed to discussion on this matter.

  • ICBL
  • Canada

6.     Cooperation and assistance in the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines

The Co-Chairs provided an opportunity for States Parties in a position to do so to provide updates on assistance for the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines. The following provided updates.

7.     Matters of a thematic nature related to stockpile destruction

The Co-Chairs provided an opportunity for updates and discussion on a number of thematic areas concerning the fulfillment of Article 4 obligations. The following provided updates or contributed to the discussion.

8.     Closing remarks by the Co-Chairs

  • Co-Chairs’ closing statement