Agenda Item #11.a: Consideration of the general status and operation of the Convention: clearing mined areas (continued)
The following States Parties which are in the process of fulfilling Article 5 obligations provided updates:
The following other States Parties or observer delegations took the floor under this agenda item:
Agenda Item #11.b: Consideration of the general status and operation of the Convention: assisting the victims
The Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Victim Assistance and Socio-Economic Reintegration delivered statements on activities undertaken during 2006.
Switzerland made a presentation on the promotion of quality of, and access to, medical first-aid for mine victims and distributed a leaflet on key points for first responders PDF 25KB.
The Co-Chairs introduced the matter of socio-economic reintegration, which was followed by a presentation by Handicap International on behalf of the ICBL.
The Co-Chairs delivered a statement on the status of implementation of the Nairobi Action Plan in relation to victim assistance PDF 23KB which was followed by an intervention by Afghanistan on its experience of inter-ministerial coordination in the implementation of victim assistance in the context of the Convention and the Nairobi Action Plan PDF 19KB.
Afghanistan workshop report PDF 333KB
The following States Parties which reported the responsibility for significant numbers of landmine survivors provided updates on their efforts: