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Requests for extensions on mine clearance deadlines

The Eighteenth Meeting of the States Parties (18MSP) will consider requests for extensions of deadlines for the destruction of anti-personnel mines in mined areas in accordance with Article 5 which have been submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, South Sudan and Ukraine. 

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Bosnia and HerzegovinaEnglishRevised extension request received 25 August 2020Arabic
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ColombiaSpanishAdditional information received 7 August 2020Arabic
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Democratic Republic of the CongoFrench  Arabic
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MauritaniaFrenchAdditional information received 16 September 2020Arabic Chinese English French Russian SpanishArabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish
NigerFrenchArabic
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SenegalFrenchAdditional information received 22 September 2020Arabic
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South SudanEnglishRevised extension request received 21 August 2020Arabic
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ISU audited financial statement and preliminary report on activities and finances

In accordance with the “Directive from the States Parties to the ISU” adopted by the 10MSP, the Implementation Support Unit will introduce the ISU’s 2020 interim narrative and financial report and the ISU’s 2019 audited financial statement. The 18MSP will be asked to approve the report, as well as the ISU’s 2019 audited financial statement.

  • Interim report on 2020 activities, functioning and finances of the ISU
  • ISU 2019 audited financial statement


ISU work plan and budget

In accordance with the "Directive from the States Parties to the ISU” adopted by the 10MSP and the decisions of the 14MSP, the ISU  Director will present a work plan and a budget for the activities of the ISU in 2021 for adoption by the 18MSP. The 18MSP will be asked to adopt the ISU Work Plan and Budget 2021.

  • ISU Work Plan and Budget 2021

Intersessional meetings 2021

The 18MSP will be asked to agree that the 2021 intersessional meetings take place on 22-24 June 2021


Designation of new Committee members

The 18MSP will be asked to agree on eight States Parties serving a two-year term as new Committee members, starting at the end of the 18MSP for the Convention's four Committees.

If this proposal is agreed to by the 18MSP, the following eight new States Parties would start their two-year membership term at the end of the 18MSP:

• Committee on Victim Assistance: Algeria and Ecuador;

• Committee on Article 5 Implementation: Belgium and Sri Lanka;

• Committee on the Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance: Japan and Sudan;

• Committee on Cooperative Compliance: Chile and Spain. 

 

The new Committee members will join the following States Parties which will complete the second year of their two-year term between the end of the 18MSP and the end of the 19MSP:

• Committee on Victim Assistance: Sweden and Thailand;

• Committee on Article 5 Implementation: Norway and Zambia;

• Committee on the Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance: Colombia and Germany; 

• Committee on Cooperative Compliance: Panama and Poland. 

 

Nineteenth Meeting of the States Parties (19MSP)

The Fourth Review Conference agreed to hold the Nineteenth Meeting of the States Parties in the Netherlands in 2021. The Fourth Review Conference also adopted costs estimates for the 19MSP. 

  • 19MSP cost estimates

The 18MSP will be asked to agree on the location of the 19MSP and that it takes place on 29 November - 3 December 2021. 

 

Twentieth Meeting of the States Parties (20MSP)

The 18MSP will be asked to agree on the location, dates and President of the 20MSP. The 18MSP will also be asked to adopt cost estimates for the 20MSP.