The 2010 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention took note of the report of the Chairperson of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on the work of the Group.
The Meeting of the High Contracting Parties also decided that the GGE will meet from 21 to 25 February, from 28 March to 1 April and from 22 to 26 August 2011.
The GGE will conduct preparatory work for the Fourth Review Conference under the overall responsibility of the President Designate.
The GGE will continue its negotiations informed by the Chair's Text, document CCW/GGE/2010-II/WP.2 on a draft protocol on cluster munitions, and taking into account other past, present and future proposals by delegations, with a view to making a recommendation for consideration by the Fourth Review Conference, to address urgently the humanitarian impact of cluster munitions, while striking a balance between military and humanitarian considerations. The work of the GGE will be supported by experts on relevant issues.
The GGE will report to the Fourth Review Conference.
The 2010 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention also decided to convene the Fourth Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention from 14 to 25 November 2011 at Geneva.
The 2010 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties also decided to designate Ambassador Gancho Ganev of Bulgaria as President of the Fourth Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention to be held in 2011, and appointed Minister Jesus S. Domingo of the Philippines as Chairperson of the Group of Governmental Experts.
A note verbale by the Secretary-General convening the 2011 sessions of the GGE was circulated, as follows:
First 2011 session of the GGE
Open-ended, Informal Meeting in preparation for the First 2011 Session of the GGE
An open-ended, informal meeting in preparation for the First 2011 Session of the Group of Governmental Experts was organized on 10 February 2011 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The informal meeting was co-chaired by the Chairperson of the GGE and the President designate of the Fourth Review Conference.
During the informal meeting the Chairperson of the GGE circulated advance versions of the Provisional Agenda and the Provisional Programme of Work. Based on comments by delegations during the informal meeting, the Chairperson revised the Provisional Programme of Work.
To see the advance version of the Provisional Agenda please click here
To see the advance version of the revised Provisional Programme of Work, please click here
Second 2011 session of the GGE
The summaries by the Friends of the Chair:
- to see the summary of Lt. Col. Jim Burke of Ireland please click here.
- to see the summary of Mr. Philip Kimpton of Australia please click here.
Provisional List of Participants
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Third 2011 session of the GGE
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