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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:





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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.


DOCUMENTATION


Procedural Report
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/4)
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Provisional Agenda
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/1)
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Provisional Programme of Work
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/2)
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Draft Rules of Procedure of the Fourth 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 – Proposal by the President designate
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/3)
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Proposal for provisions on transfers for consideration in a CCW Protocol on Cluster Munitions – Submitted by Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/WP.1)
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List of Participants
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/INF.1)
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List of Participants (Addendum)
(CCW/GGE/2011-I/INF.1/ADD.1)
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To see the Advance Version of the Procedural Report, please click here.


To see the Chair's Text of 26 August 2011, 3:00 p.m., please click here.


To see the Summary of Friend of the Chair, Lt. Col. Jim Burke please click here.


To see the Presentation of Friend of the Chair, Lt. Col. Jim Burke on "Definition of Cluster Munition in CCM and GGE Chair's Text - Exclusions and inclusions", please click here.


To see the original Letter by Austria, Mexico and Norway dated 28 June 2011 addressed to the Chairperson of the GGE, please click here. The attachment to the letter has been reproduced as a working paper of the session, document CCW/GGE/2011-III/WP.1, and is available below.


Draft Protocol on Cluster Munitions
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/1)
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Provisional Programme of Work
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/2)
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Draft Alternative Protocol on Cluster Munitions
(Draft Protocol VI to the CCW)
Submitted by Austria, Mexico and Norway
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/WP.1)
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Draft Alternative Protocol on Cluster Munitions
(Draft Protocol VI to the CCW)
Submitted by Austria, Mexico and Norway
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/WP.1/Rev.1)
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Proposal on Article 12: Assistance and Cooperation
Submitted by Pakistan
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/WP.2)
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Proposals on Articles 1 and 13
Submitted by France
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/WP.3)
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Meetings of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
Working Paper submitted by Canada
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/WP.4)
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List of Participants
(CCW/GGE/2011-III/INF.1)





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