Second Pledging Conference

On 28 February 2017, Austria in its capacity as President of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties, held the Second International Pledging Conference for the Implementation of the Convention with the aim of renewing and strengthening commitment to the principles of the Convention and to commit resources for implementation including through pledges of financial support to the ISU 2017 work plan and budget and the Convention's Sponsorship Programme, as well as to mine action programmes and projects internationally. 

The 2017 Conference was chaired by H.E. Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador of Austria.

The Pledging Conference also emphasized the importance of ensuring the sustainability of the work carried out under this Convention, by ensuring that the costs for Meetings of the States Parties are paid in full.

A total of 47 delegations attended the Conference including 36 States Parties, 2 States not party, and 9 non-governmental organisations and international organisations.

The first part of the Conference featured presentations by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit (ISU) on its budget and work plan for 2017, by Australia, in its capacity as Coordinator of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Sponsorship Programme on the priorities for the Sponsorship programme in 2017 and by UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on the status of assessed contributions for the Convention’s Meetings of the States Parties.

In total, 47 delegations were present at the Pledging Conference including 36 States Parties, 2 States not party, and 9 non-governmental and international organisations

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