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2013 Meeting of Experts



The 2013 Meeting of Experts for Protocol V took place from 10 to 12 April in Geneva.

Officeholders and Coordinators for 2013

The President-designate of the Seventh Conference is Ambassador Jan Knutsson of Sweden.

Serving as the Coordinators at the Meeting of Experts were:
  • Coordinator on Clearance and Article 4: Mr. Ivan Grinevich of Belarus, and Friend of the Coordinator: Colonel Gerfried Elias of Germany
  • Coordinator on Cooperation and Assistance: Mr. Yevgen Lisuchenko of Ukraine
  • Coordinator on Generic Preventive Measures: Brigadier General Mario Amadei of Italy
  • Coordinator on National Reporting: Major Aviateur Lode Dewaegheneire of Belgium
  • Coordinator on Victim Assistance: Mr. Fernando Guzman of Chile, Friend of the Coordinator: Ms. Caroline Woergoetter of Austria

Presentations and statements


Opening
President-designate
Ghana
Cooperation and assistance
Coordinator
Australia
China
Estonia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Montenegro
United States of America
Mine Action Support Group
Small group meeting on cooperation and assistance - participating States were: Australia, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Montenegro, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine and United States of America
Generic Preventive Measures
Coordinator
ODA and UNMAS via skype
Small Arms Survey
Small Arms Survey - Talking points
GICHD
Mines Advisory Group
Mines Advisory Group - Talking points
NATO
Albania
Spain
National reporting
Chairperson-designate of the Meeting of States Parties on reporting under the CCW compliance mechanism
ICRC on reporting under the CCW compliance mechanism
Coordinator on National Reporting
CCW ISU
Article 4
Friend of the Coordinator
ICRC
CCW ISU
CCW ISU - States implementing Article 4
Sweden
France
France - Talking points
NATO
Clearance
Coordinator
Coordinator on National Reporting addressing reporting under Article 3
Danish Demining
Belarus
China
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Mozambique
Russian Federation
Russian Federation - Talking points
Senegal
Ukraine
United States of America
Victim Assistance
Coordinator
Friend of the Coordinator
Colombia
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Labour Organisation
Chile
Croatia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sri Lanka
Uganda
Closing remarks
President

Update on Protocol V National Annual Reporting

President-designate Ambassador Jan Knutsson wrote to all delegations informing them that the Protocol V national annual reporting form has been revised to include the new section on victim assistance. A copy of the letter can be found here.

Preparations for the Protocol V Meeting of Experts in 2013

The Programme of Work for the Meeting of Experts was available in English and French.

Set out below are the letters of each of the Coordinators on their preparations for the Meeting of Experts:

Letter on Clearance and Article 4 from Mr. Ivan Grinevich

Food-for-thought paper on existing explosive remnants of war from Mr. Ivan Grinevich

Letter on Article 4 and alliances and coalitions from Colonel Gerfried Elias

Letter on Cooperation and Assistance from Mr. Yevgen Lisuchenko

Letter on Generic Preventive Measures from Brigadier General Mario Amadei

Letter on National Reporting from Major Aviateur Lode Dewaegheneire

Paper on National Reporting

Letter on Victim Assistance from Mr. Fernando Guzman and Ms. Caroline Woergoetter