On 18 September, the 23rd anniversary of the adoption of the Convention, 45 States (including 4 not party) attended an in-person informal meeting in Geneva, in preparation for the 18MSP.

Sudan as Convention President, briefed the international community including representatives of international and non-governmental organisations --that listened live from all over the world-- on substantial matters concerning the upcoming November meeting. In addition to Sudan, Switzerland and the UN briefed on the approach taken in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Find out more here.

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On 17 August, the Committee on Victim Assistance of the Convention, Italy, addressed the 23rd Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, encouraging it to develop a General Comment on Article 11 to strengthen the synergies between International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) with regards to the rights of persons with disabilities including landmine survivors prior, during and after situations of risks and emergencies. Read more here.