On this page you will find the latest information concerning the CCW and its Protocols and
the work of the Officeholders, Coordinators and CCW Implementation Support Unit.
Financial issues concerning the Fifth Review Conference
: Rule 16 of the Rules of Procedure sets out how the costs of the Review Conference are to be met by the High Contracting Parties participating in the Review Conference, as well as by the observer countries which have also decided to participate. The accreditation or notification of your delegation will be considered as a formal confirmation of your country’s participation in the Review Conference, including in bearing the costs of the Review Conference in accordance with the above rule.
Kindly note that the new administrative system introduced at the United Nations at the request of the Member States does not allow the holding of extra budgetary activities if the necessary funding is not available in advance. In other words, it is no longer the case that States can pay for a conference after it has taken place.
The current available funds for the Review Conference show a serious shortfall in funding. In order to go ahead with the Review Conference, the United Nations requires all High Contracting Parties and observer States to pay both their outstanding arrears and estimated costs for 2016 by 10 November 2016.
*The advance version of the CCW Preparatory Committee is available - Final Document of the Preparatory Committee.
*The advanced version of the Final Report from the Protocol V Tenth Conference can now be found here
*A letter from the President-designate, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua of Pakistan, on the preparations for the CCW Preparatory Committee from 31 August to 2 September can be accessed here
A letter from Ambassador Matthew Rowland along with the draft Declaration and Review to be considered under Main Committee I at both the Preparatory Committee and Review Conference can be accessed here
*A letter from the President-designate, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua of Pakistan, along with the agenda and annotated programme of work can be accessed here
Advanced versions of the documents for the Protocol V and Amended Protocol II conferences and the CCW Preparatory Committee are now available on the respective websites for each of these conferences.
An advanced version
of the Report of the Informal Meeting of Experts on LAWS under the Chair's personal responsibility is now available.
An advanced version
of the recommendations for further work on LAWS to be considered by the 2016 Review Conference, as agreed on by consensus at the Meeting of Experts, is now available.
Audio recordings of the last year's CCW conferences and this year's meeting of experts can be accessed at: http://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/
Please find attached a letter
on CCW Compliance Reporting from the President-designate, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua.
*The dates for meetings and conferences of the CCW in 2016
are the following:
- 6-7 April 2016 – Protocol V Meeting of Experts
- 7-8 April 2016 - Amended Protocol II Group of Experts
- 11-15 April 2016 – LAWS Meeting of Experts - Chairperson, Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany
- 29 August 2016 – Protocol V Tenth Conference – President, Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast of the Netherlands
- 30 August 2016 – Amended Protocol II Eighteenth Annual Conference - President, Ambassador Janis Karklins of Latvia
- 31 August – 2 September 2016 - Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Fifth Review Conference – President, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua of Pakistan
- 12-16 December 2016 – CCW Fifth Review Conference - President, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua of Pakistan
Information for States parties, observer States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations
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Côte d'Ivoire Joins Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, becoming 123rd State Party
Montenegro Joins Protocol V to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
Lesotho Joins Amended Article 1 and Protocols IV and V to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
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