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2012 Meeting of Experts



The Protocol V Meeting of Experts took place from 25 to 27 April 2012 in Geneva. The meeting was opened by Ambassador Zamir Akram of Pakistan, President-designate of the Sixth Conference.

Preparations for the 2012 Meeting of Experts:

Programme of Work

Letter from Brigadier General Mario Amadei on Generic Preventive Measures. The session on generic preventive measures will focus on the safety and security of ammunition storage facilities.

Letter from Colonel Gerfried Elias on clearance of explosive remnants of war and Article 4. The session on clearance and Article 4 will focus on ways and methods for improving the efficiency of clearance operations, how States are coordinating their clearance operations and the implementation of Article 4.

Letter from Mr. Yevgen Lisuchenko on cooperation and assistance. The session on cooperation and assistance will focus on cooperation between developing and affected countries.

Letter from Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill on national reporting. The session on national reporting will focus on encouraging and assisting High Contracting Parties to submit national reports, continuing to examine the reporting forms and the Guide to National Reporting, and assessing the utility of the Guide to National Reporting.

Letter from Ms. Caroline Wörgötter and Ms. Danijela Žunec Brandt on victim assistance. The session on victim assistance will address changing the reporting requirements on victim assistance (attached is the proposed template). Also, there will be a focused discussion on how different stakeholders are working to assess the needs of victims and to ensure that assistance actually matches the needs of victims.

Attached here is the latest version of the proposed template for national reporting on victim assistance.


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Opening session
Presentation by Human Rights Watch on Article 4
Statement by Human Rights Watch on Article 4
National Annual Reporting session
Presentation on the assessment of the national annual reports
Statement on the assessment of the national annual reports
Generic Preventive Measures session
Presentation by the Small Arms Survey
Presentation by the OSCE
Presentation by NATO
Presentation by the Mines Advisory Group
Presentation by Argentina
Statement by Argentina
Presentation by Brazil
Presentation by the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Presentation by Romania
Statement by Guatemala
Statement by Switzerland
Statement by GICHD
Clearance session
Presentation by Belarus
Statement by Belarus
Presentation by the Russian Federation
Statement by the Russian Federation
Presentation by Ukraine
Statement by Ukraine
Presentation by GICHD
Statement by Bosnia and Herzegovina
Statement by Croatia
Statement by Lao People's Democratic Republic
Statement by Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
Article 4 session
Presentation by the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs
Presentation by the CCW Implementation Support Unit
Presentation by Ireland
Statement by Ireland
Statement by the Russian Federation
Statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Cooperation and Assistance, and Requests for Assistance session
Statement by Australia
Statement by Bosnia and Herzegovina
Statement by China
Statement by Croatia
Statement by Lao People's Democratic Republic
Statement by the Netherlands
Statement by Serbia
Statement of Ukraine
Statement by the United States of America
Victim Assistance session
Presentation by Mr Diogoye Sene, Victim Assistance Expert, Senegal
Presentation by Mr Firoz Alizada, Victim Assistance Expert, ICBL-CMC
Statement by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Statement by Australia
Statement by Bosnia and Herzegovina
Statement by China
Statement by the Philippines
Statement by Switzerland
Statement by Ukraine
Statement by United States of America
Statement by the United Nations Mine Action Service
Statement by Ms Susan Walker, Humanitarian Affairs and Disarmament Advisor
Presentation by the CCW Implementation Support Unit