The Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Republic of Sri Lanka receives a commemorative brochure of the 20 year anniversary of the adoption and signing of the Convention, from HRH Prince Mired of Jordan.

HRH Prince Mired of Jordan is engaging with high level Sri Lankan officials including the President, Prime Minister, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, regarding Sri Lanka’s potential leadership role in universalising the Convention in South Asia, and the need for sustained commitment to meet Sri Lanka's upcoming Convention obligations.

The engagement with Sri Lanka's leadership began prior to Sri Lanka’s acceding to the Convention, corresponds to the EU Council Decision in support of universalization of the Convention, and comes at the request of the President of Sri Lanka.

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Nearly 40 States, international and non-governmental organisations attended the Third Pledging Conference where States Parties, mine-affected and donors, were called to stand behind the mechanisms that they have collectively established including the Convention's Implementation Support Unit, the Meetings of the States Parties, and the Sponsorship Programme. Read the news story here, and/or visit the Pledging Conference page here.

H.E. Dell Higgie, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament of New Zealand, opened the Pacific Conference on Conventional Weapons Treaties looking to promote universalization of disarmament treaties in the Pacific, including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

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