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Seventeenth Annual Conference 2015




Article 13 of Amended Protocol II provides for a conference of High Contracting Parties to the Protocol to be held annually for the purpose of consultations and cooperation on all issues relating to the Protocol.

Pursuant to the relevant decision of the 2014 Sixteenth Annual Conference (Geneva, 12 November 2014), the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II will be held on 11 November 2015 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference will be presided by Mr. Raimonds Jansons, Ambassador of Latvia and he will be assisted by three Vice-Presidents representing China, France and Guatemala.

The Conference will review the status and operation of the Protocol and consider matters arising from reports by High Contracting Parties according to paragraph 4 of Article 13 of Amended Protocol II, as well as development of technologies to protect civilians against indiscriminate effects of mines. The Conference will also consider the issue on Improvised Explosive Devices.

The Conference will consider, in particular, the work of the informal open-ended Group of Experts, established by the Tenth Annual Conference, which will take place on 9 and 10 April 2015.

The Coordinators for this year are:
  • Mr. David Puzstai of Hungary is Coordinator on the Operation and status of the Protocol; matters arising from reports by the High Contracting Parties according to Article 13 (4) of APII, as well as the development of technologies to protect civilians against indiscriminate effects of mines.
  • Capt. (Navy) Erwan Roche of France is Coordinator on Improvised Explosive Devices, who is assisted by Mr. Igor Moldovan of The Republic of Moldova as Co-Coordinator.

Letter of President-designate of Amended Protocol II, Ambassador Raimonds Jansons, and President-designate of Protocol V. Ambassador Shameem Ahsan - proposals on work of these two Protocols in 2016

Rules of Procedure
for Annual Conferences of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II
(CCW/AP.II/CONF.15/7)
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Rules of Procedure - Corrigendum
(CCW/AP.II/CONF.15/7/Corr.1)
English

The Letter from the Coordinator and Co-Coordinator submitting the Questionnaire to States Parties

The deadline for submitting the responses to the Questionnaire is Friday, 30 October 2015

Please submit your responses to the CCW Implementation Support Unit (ccw@unog.ch)



Questionnaire on Improvised Explosive Devices
(CCW/AP.II/CONF.17/WP.1)
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Documents for the Seventeenth Annual Conference:

- Draft Provisional Agenda
- Advance version of the Coordinator's Report on the Operation and status of Amended Protocol II
- Advance version of the Coordinator's Report on Improvised Explosive Devices
- Draft text of the annual Appeal for the universality of Amended Protocol II
- Letter of Invitation to the Conference
- Information Note for Delegations
- Cost Estimates of CCW Meetings in 2016

Statements:
General Exchange:

China
Cuba
UNMAS
European Union
Republic of Korea
Germany
Belgium
United Kingdom
Russian Federation
Pakistan
Morocco
France
Switzerland
Argentina
Brazil
India
United States
Turkey
Italy
Netherlands
Ecuador
Japan
Australia
Peru
Croatia
Israel
Kazakhstan

IEDs:

Coordinator
Cuba
Iraq
Finland
INTERPOL
Colombia
Russian Federation
India
United States
Germany
Iraq
India
Australia
Russian Federation
Spain
United States
Australia
Germany
Russian Federation
UNMAS
China
France
Mines Advisory Group
GIHCD
ICRC
Japan
India
Pakistan
Germany
United States
Georgia
India
United Kingdom
Kazakshstan



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