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General Status: Statements and Presentations

Monday May 27

Briefing for new Standing Committee Participants

All new participants are encouraged to attend a general orientation to the week of meetings

  • Overview of the Intersessinal Work Program, Cecilia SANCHEZ, Nicaragua PDF 134KB

Official opening of the week of Standing Committee meetings

Remarks by the Presidency of the Third Meeting of the States Parties and the Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

  • Opening remarks, Cecilia SANCHEZ, Nicaragua Spanish PDF 57KB

Standing Committee on the General Status and Operation of the Convention

Overview of the general status of implementation, including on matters related to assistance and cooperation

  • Overview of the general status of implementation, Cecilia SANCHEZ, Nicaragua,
    Text
    PDF 87KB | Slides PDF 46KB 

Overview of the General Status of Universalization

  • Presentation by the Universalization Contact Group PDF 63KB 

Introduction by the Presidency of a non-paper on the Intersessional Programme
Non-paper on the Intersessional Work Programme PDF 81KB

Discussion


 Friday May 31
 

  • Update on the ISU and Sponsorship Programme, M. DAHINDEN, Director of the GICHD PDF 86KB

Discussion on Universalization (continued)

Discussions on matters related to Article 7

  • Update on the status of reporting, Ambassador Jean LINT, Coordinator of the Article 7 Contact Group Slides PDF 87KB | Text PDF 124KB

  • Non-Paper on Article 7 reporting PDF 124KB
  • Statement by Austria PDF 43KB

An opportunity for States Parties to share updates on legal, administrative and other measures taken in accordance with Article 9.

An opportunity for States Parties to share how, in legal and / or operational terms, Article 2 of the Convention is being implemented.

An opportunity for States Parties to share steps taken, and to discuss possible approaches including best practices, to reduce the humanitarian impact of mines that may pose similar risks to civilian populations as anti-personnel mines.

Preparations for the Fourth Meeting of the States Parties

An opportunity for States Parties to share, how in operational terms, Article 1 of the Convention is being implemented.

Update on the dialogue related to the facilitation and clarification of compliance

  • Update on discussions that have taken place since the presentation of the Canadian non-paper Peter SAGAR, Canada PDF 96KB

  • Statement by Brazil PDF 59KB 

  • Statement by Austria PDF 45KB 
  • Statement by VERTIC PDF 68KB 

Closing remarks by the Co-Chairs, Presidency and the Director of the GICHD

  • Closing remarks, Cecilia SANCHEZ, Nicaragua Spanish PDF 59KB

  • Closing remarks, Ambassador Martin DAHINDEN, Director GICHD PDF 143KB