The Oslo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World taking place 25-29 November in Norway, is the formal diplomatic meeting of the 164 States Parties to the Convention. The Fourth Review Conference has the potential of being one of the most important events since the Convention was adopted - precisely in Oslo in 1997. It is also a chance for the international community to regroup to deal with the realities of what remains to meet the States Parties' 2025 mine-free ambition.
The Conference takes place as the Convention commemorates 20 years since it entered into force.
The States Parties unanimously elected H.E. Hans Brattskar Ambassador of Norway to the UN in Geneva as President of the Fourth Review Conference; as such, the Ambassador leads the work of the States Parties throughout 2019.
Norway's Presidency began as the Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties concluded on 30 November 2018, and ends at the conclusion of the Conference in Oslo.
In his capacity as President, Ambassador Brattskar presented some of Norway's key priorities for the presidency and initial ideas for the Fourth Review Conference.
The Convention’s President is also Chair of the Convention's Coordinating Committee; and leads a number of efforts including universalization and stockpile destruction.