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Disarmament

Third Review Conference


7 - 17 November 2006

Palais des Nations, Geneva

President: Ambassador François Rivasseau (France)


The Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention was held from 7 to 17 November 2006, preceded by the Eighth Annual Conference of the States Parties to Amended Protocol II, at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). A special plenary meeting of the Conference to mark the entry into force of CCW Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War took place on Monday,13 November 2006.

The work of the Conference and the decisions taken therein are reflected in its Final Document, as follows:

Final Document (Part I)
Report of the Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/11, Part I)


Final Document (Part II)
Final Declaration
(CCW/CONF.III/11, Part II)


Final Document (Part III)
Documents of the Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/11, Part III)


Draft Final Document
(CCW/CONF.III/CRP.1)


To see the Closing Statement of the President of the Third Review Conference, please click here.

To see the List of Participants, please click here.


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To see the Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Third Review Conference of the States parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, please click here.

To listen to the Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Third Review Conference, delivered on 7 November 2006 by Mr. Tim Caughley, Deputy Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Director of the Geneva Branch of the Department for Disarmament Affairs, at the first plenary meeting of the Conference, please click here.

To see the Message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Third Review Conference of the States parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons to mark the entry into force of Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War, please click here.

To listen to the Message by the Secretary-General on the occasion of the entry into force of CCW Protocol V on Explosive remnants of war, delivered on 13 November 2006 by Mr. Nobuaki Tanaka, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, please click here.

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Pursuant to Rule 6 of the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Third Review Conference, as contained in document CCW/CONF.III/3, dated 25 August 2006, "[t]he Conference shall elect from among the States parties participating in the Conference a President, ten Vice-Presidents as well as the Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson for each of the Main Committees, the Drafting Committee and the Credentials Committee." Furthermore, Rule 4 (1) stipulates that "There shall be a Credentials Committee of five members elected by the Conference on the proposal of the President. "

President - The 2005 Meeting of the States parties to the CCW has nominated Ambassador François Rivasseau of France as President-designate of the Third Review Conference. At its first plenary meeting, on 7 November 2006, the Conference confirmed by acclamation this nomination.

Vice-Presidents - Pursuant to Rule 6 of the Draft Rules of Procedure and in accordance with the established practice, ten Vice-Presidents have been elected unanimously by the Conference at its first plenary meeting, on 7 November 2006, following a nomination by the regional groups and China, as follows: Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Philippines, Poland and Switzerland.
Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and members of each of the Main Committees, the Drafting Committee and the Credentials Committee, as elected at the first plenary meeting of the Conference:

Committee
Chairperson
Vice-Chairperson
Members
General Committee
the President
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the ten Vice-Presidents, the Chairpersons and the Vice-Chairpersons of the Main Committees, the Drafting Committee and the Credentials Committee
Main Committee I
Mr. Edvardas Borisovas
(Lithuania)
Ms Katherine Baker
(United States of America)
Main Committee II
Mr. Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos (Brazil)
Mr. Vladimir Novokhatskiy (Russian Federation)
Drafting Committee
Mr. Jayant Prasad
(India)
Mr. Itzhak Levanon
(Israel)
same as in the General Committee
Credentials Committee
Mr. Gordan Markotić
(Croatia)
Mr. Enrique Ochoa Martínez (Mexico)
Australia, Slovakia, South Africa


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