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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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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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Provisional Agenda of the Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/1)


Provisional Agenda of the Third Review Conference
Annotations
(CCW/CONF.III/1/Add.1)


Provisional Programme of Work of the
Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/2)


Draft Rules of Procedure
(CCW/CONF.III/3)


Provisional Agenda of Main Committee I
(CCW/CONF.III/4)


Provisional Agenda of Main Committee II
(CCW/CONF.III/5)


Plan of Action to Promote Universality of the CCW
(CCW/CONF.III/6)


Plan of Action to Promote Universality of the CCW
(CCW/CONF.III/6/Amend.1)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
(CCW/CONF.III/7-CCW/GGE/XV/6)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 1
Report of the Work on Explosive Remnants of War
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.1-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.1)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 2
Report of the Work in 2006 on
Mines Other Than Anti-Personnel Mines
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.2-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.2)
Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 3
Report of the President-Designate
on the Issue of Compliance
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.3-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.3)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 4
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME OF WORK OF MAIN COMMITTEE I
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.4-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.4)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 5
Provisional Programme of Work of Main Committee II
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.5-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.5)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 6
Draft Declaration on the Occasion of Entry Into Force of
CCW Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.6-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.6)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 7
Draft Final Document of the Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.7-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.7)


Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 7
Draft Final Document of the Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.7/Corr.1-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.7/Corr.1)


Draft Final Document of the Third Review Conference
Amendment
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.7/Amend.1-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.7/Amend.1)

Procedural Report
Group of Governmental Experts of the States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions Or Restrictions On The Use Of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious Or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
Fifteenth Session
(Geneva, 28 August – 6 September 2006)
Addendum 8
Draft Decision on the Establishment of a
Sponsorship Programme Under the Convention
(CCW/CONF.III/7/Add.8-CCW/GGE/XV/6/Add.8)


Draft Decision on Compliance
(CCW/CONF.III/8)


Draft Decision on Compliance
Amendment
(CCW/CONF.III/8/Amend.1)


Report of Main Committee I
(CCW/CONF.III/9)


Report of Main Committee II
(CCW/CONF.III/10)


Report of the Credentials Committee
(CCW/CONF.III/CC/1)


Draft Report of the Credentials Committee
(CCW/CONF.III/CC/CRP.1)


Report of the Drafting Committee
(CCW/CONF.III/DC.1)


Draft Report of the Drafting Committee
(CCW/CONF.III/DC/CRP.1)


Estimated Costs of the Meeting of the High Contracting
Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on
the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed
to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects
(CCW/CONF.III/L.1)


Estimated Costs of the 2007 Meeting of the Group of
Governmental Experts of the High Contracting Parties to the
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of
Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed to be
Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects
(CCW/CONF.III/L.2)


Draft Report of Main Committee I
(CCW/CONF.III/MC.I/CRP.1)


Draft Report of Main Committee II
(CCW/CONF.III/MC.II/CRP.1)


Proposal for a Mandate to Negotiate
a Legally-Binding Instrument that Addresses the
Humanitarian Concerns Posed by Cluster Munitions
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.1)


Proposal for a Mandate to Study Laser Systems
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.2)


Proposal for a Mandate on Explosive Remnants of War
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.3)


Proposal for a Preambular Paragraph of the
Final Declaration to be Adopted at the
Third Review Conference
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.4)


European Union Comments on the Report by the
Coordinator and the Chairperson of the Meetings
of Military Experts on the Work in 2006 on MOTAPM
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.5)


European Union Comments on the Report by the
Coordinator and the Chairperson of the Meetings
of Military Experts on the Work in 2006 on MOTAPM
Corrigendum
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.5/Corr.1)

An Integrated Approach to Efforts to Ensure More
Effective Protection of Civilians from MOTAPM
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.6)


Proposal of Amendment to Document
CCW/CONF.III/7/ADD.7 - CCW/GGE/XV/6/ADD.7 entitled
Draft Final Document
of the Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use
of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be
Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.7)


Draft Amendment to the Plan of Action
to Promote Universality
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.8)


Expected Civilian Damage and the Proportionality Equation -
to What Extent Should the Mid to Longer Term Consequences
of Explosive Remnants of War be Taken into Consideration
in the Proportionality Assessment
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.9)


Issues to be Studies on Military Laser Systems
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.10)


Proposal of Amendment to Document
CCW/CONF.III/7/ADD.7 - CCW/GGE/XV/6/ADD.7 Entitled
Draft Final Document
of the Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use
of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be
Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.11)

Proposal of Amendment to Document
CCW/CONF.III/7/ADD.7 - CCW/GGE/XV/6/ADD.7 Entitled
Draft Final Document
of the Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use
of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be
Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.12)

Proposal of Amendment to Document
CCW/CONF.III/7/ADD.7 - CCW/GGE/XV/6/ADD.7 Entitled
Draft Final Document
of the Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use
of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be
Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.13)

Proposal for a Decision on a Mandate
on Cluster Munitions
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.14)

Proposal for a Mandate on
Explosive Remnants of War
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.15)

Declaration on Anti-Vehicle Mines
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.16)

Declaration on Anti-Vehicle Mines
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.16/AMEND.1)

Declaration on Anti-Vehicle Mines
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.16/AMEND.2)

Declaration on Anti-Vehicle Mines
Addendum
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.16/Add.1)

Declaration on Anti-Vehicle Mines
Addendum
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.16/Add.2)

Declaration on MOTAPM
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.17)

Declaration on Cluster Munitions
(CCW/CONF.III/WP.18)

List of Participants
(CCW/CONF.III/INF.1)
(English only)

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