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Day 3 | Wednesday 4 December

11a. Consideration of the general status and operation of the Convention: Victim Assistance

The following States Parties that are responsible for significant numbers of mine victims provided updates on their efforts: Chad, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Senegal, Thailand, Croatia, Mozambique, Angola and Guinea Bissau.

The following other delegations shared views or information on the matter of assisting the victims: Algeria, Norway, Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Chile, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNMAS, the ICBL and the ICRC. In addition, the incoming Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Victim Assistance – Austria and Costa Rica – delivered a statement.

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11b. Consideration of the general status and operation of the Convention: Mine Clearance

The Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Mine Clearance, Mozambique and the Netherlands, delivered a statement.

The following States Parties declared completion of their efforts to implement Article 5 of the Convention: Venezuela, Bhutan, Hungary and Germany. The following delegation shared views in response to these declarations: UNMAS.

The following States Parties that have previously been granted extended mine clearance deadlines provided updates:  the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Yemen, Mauritania and Senegal. The following delegation shared views in response to these updates: the ICBL.

A second group of States Parties that have previously been granted extended mine clearance deadlines provided updates:  Peru, Algeria, Ecuador, Angola, and Thailand. The following delegation shared views in response to these updates: the ICBL.

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