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Day 5 | Thursday 1 December

10.e. Destroying stockpiled anti-personnel mines (continued)

 

11. Panel on Gender and Mine Action

 

10.f. Universalizing the Convention

States not party to the Convention are invited to share views on the Convention and to provide updates on steps that are being taken or considered to accede to the Convention. Other delegations are welcome to provide updates on their efforts to encourage universal acceptance of the Convention and to share their views on universalization.

 

10.g. Transparency and the exchange of information

Delegations are welcome to provide updates and share views on transparency and the exchange of information, including transparency as concerns mines retained for permitted purposes. Delegations may also want to remark on the use of the Guide to Reporting adopted at the 14th Meeting of the States Parties.

 

10.h. Implementation Support

10.h.i. Report on the activities, functioning and finances of the ISU and presentation of a work plan and a budget for the 2017 activities of the ISU

Further to the “Directive from the States Parties to the ISU” adopted by the 10MSP and further to decisions of the 14MSP on strengthening financial governance and transparency, the ISU is to propose and present every year to the Coordinating Committee for endorsement and subsequently to the Meeting of the States Parties for approval, a detailed yearly budget and work plan for the ensuing year within the range and limits of the applicable multi-year work plan, both in terms of expenditures related to core support and expenditures related to enhanced support contained therein.

The 15MSP will be asked to approve the work plan and the budget for the activities of the ISU in 2017.

In addition, the ISU is tasked to report in written form as well as orally on the activities, functioning and finances of the ISU to each Meeting of the States Parties and to submit an audited annual financial report for the previous year and a preliminary financial report for the present year to the Coordinating Committee and subsequently to the Meeting of the States Parties for approval.

The 15MSP will be asked to approve the report on the activities and finances of the ISU and the ISU’s 2015 audited financial statement.

 

10.h.ii. Other matters concerning implementation support

The 15MSP will be asked to agree that the 2017 intersessional meetings take place on 8-9 June 2017.

In keeping with its mandate, the 15MSP President undertook the task in 2016 of consulting with States Parties to identify a list of nominees to serve as new Committee members following the 15MSP. On 8 June 2016, the President wrote to all States Parties to indicate that it was seeking two new States Parties for each of the four Committees for two-year terms.

On the basis of interest expressed, the President will develop a proposal listing States Parties to serve as new Committee members from the end of the 15MSP for a two-year term. If this proposal is agreed to by the 15MSP, eight new States Parties would join the following States Parties which would be completing the second year of their two-year term between the 15MSP and the end of the 16MSP:

  • Victim Assistance: Colombia and Belgium
  • Article 5 Implementation: Costa Rica and Zambia
  • Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance: Uganda and the Netherlands
  • Cooperative Compliance: Sweden and Peru

 

12. Consideration of requests submitted under Article 5

The meeting will be asked to take decisions on the request for extended mine clearance deadlines which have been or may be submitted by Niger, Peru and Ukraine.

 

13. Consideration of matters arising from/in the context of reports submitted under Article 7

 

14. Consideration of requests submitted under Article 8

 

15. Date, duration, location and Presidency of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties, and matters pertaining to the preparations for the Sixteenth Meeting

The 15MSP will be asked to agree that the Convention’s Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties take place on 18 to 22 December 2017 in Vienna, Austria and that H.E. Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in Geneva, be designated to preside over the 16MSP.

 

16. Any other business

 

17. Consideration and adoption ofthe final document

 

18. Closure of the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties