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The first fully virtual Intersessional Meetings


From left to right: Wen Zhou, ICRC ; H.E. Osman Abufatima Adam Mohammed, President of the 18MSP ; Chile declaring completion; Hana Cervenka, Norway

From 30 June to 2 July over 130 delegations (including 89 States Parties, 10 States not party, and more than 30 organisations) participated in the first, fully virtual meeting of the Intersessional Meetings. During the three days a number of States Parties provided informal presentations of their Requests for Extension of their mine clearance deadlines under Article 5.

In addition, various panel discussions on Victim Assistance, Cooperation and Assistance, Article 5 Implementation and Cooperative Compliance took place as well as a discussion on the use of alternatives to the use of real mines for training purposes. While States did not present regular statements in virtual format, they submitted updated information on their implementation efforts. Find everything here.

For more information, isu@apminebanconvention.org