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What was the 9MSP and why was it important ?

The 9MSP was a formal meeting of the 156 States which have accepted the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. It was held in accordance with Article 11 of the Convention and pursuant to the decisions of the 2004 First Review Conference and the 2007 Eighth Meeting of the States Parties (8MSP).

The 9MSP was particularly significant in the life of the Convention.  It was the first meeting in which States Parties’ requests for extensions of Article 5 deadlines were considered. It was also the last opportunity for the States Parties to assess progress in achieving the aims of the Nairobi Action Plan in advance of the meeting Convention’s Second Review Conference due to take place in December 2009.

Initial ideas concerning, and suggested agenda and programme for, the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties  PDF 47KB