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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.


2017

Announcement - CCW INFORMAL MEETING
An informal meeting will take place on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 3:00pm in Conference Room XXVI on the financial situation of the Convention and the consequences for the meetings scheduled for this year.


Funding of the upcoming meetings in August: Please be aware that all High Contracting Parties and observer States need to pay their assessed CCW contributions by Monday 22 May 2017. This is in accordance with the agreement at the Fifth CCW Review Conference that, "funds must be available 90 days before any proposed meeting due to recently implemented United Nations financial accounting practices and, in this regards, stress their resolve to proceed with the payment of their share of the estimated costs as soon as the assessment invoices have been received from the United Nations". If there is insufficient funding available then as indicated in the letter of the Chair-elect of the 2017 CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties, Ambassador Matthew Rowland, dated 7 April 2017, some meetings will have to be cancelled.


Status of Contributions as at 30 April 2017
the full list of contributions can be reached by clicking on the link



Announcement: Lebanon joins the CCW - see the press release here!


Letter of the Chairperson of the 2017 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (dated 7 April 2017), concerning the proposals for the prioritization of CCW meetings in 2017 and for the change of dates of the Amended Protocol II and Protocol V meetings of experts.

In 2017 the schedule for CCW meetings and conferences is the following:
  • Protocol V Meeting of Experts - 28 to 29 August;
  • Amended Protocol II Group of Experts - 29 to 30 August;
  • Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) - first session 21 to 25 August and its second session 13 to 17 November;
  • Eleventh Conference of Protocol V - 20 November;
  • Nineteenth Annual Conference of Amended Protocol II - 21 November; and
  • Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention - 22 to 24 November.

*Reminder - National Reporting: CCW Compliance, Amended Protocol II and Protocol V national reports were due on 31 March 2017. If you have not submitted your national annual reports, please do so. Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact the CCW Implementation Support Unit.


Letter of the Chairperson of the 2017 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (dated 1 March 2017), concerning the scheduling of meetings, assessed contributions and Compliance reporting

Financial Contributions: Preliminary assessment for 2017

The Financial Resources Management Service (FRMS) of the United Nations Office at Geneva has provided the preliminary assessment for each High Contracting Party and States not party to the Convention for contributions to the CCW budget for the year 2017.
The official invoices has been dispatched to all High Contracting Parties and States not parties to the Convention.
The Fifth Review Conference requested that High Contracting Parties and States not parties participating in the meetings of the Convention and its annexed Protocols should proceed with the payment of their share of the estimated costs as soon as the assessment invoices have been received.
Should any delegation wish to obtain further clarification regarding the billing and invoices, please get in touch with the CCW Implementation Support Unit.

The Convention & LAWS

Amended Protocol II

Protocol V




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