Pursuant to Article 12, paragraph 1, of the Mine Ban Convention a “Review Conference shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations five years after the entry into force of this Convention. Further Review Conferences shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations if so requested by one or more States Parties, provided that the interval between Review Conferences shall in no case be less than five years. All States Parties to this Convention shall be invited to each Review Conference
Pursuant to the decision of the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties, the Third Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 23 to 27 June 2014. The first preparatory meetings in advance of the Third Review Conference took place in Geneva on 6 December 2013. The second preparatory meeting will take place in Geneva on 10 April 2014.
Pursuant to resolution 68/30
of the General Assembly of the United Nations and in accordance with the established practice, the Secretary-General of the United Nations is undertaking all preparations necessary to convene the Third Review Conference. Accordingly, a note verbale
by the Secretary-General on convening the Conference was circulated, as follows:
First Preparatory Meeting
Second Preparatory Meeting
TIME AND VENUE
10 April 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the World Meteorological Organization building, ground floor (7 bis, avenue de la Paix, Geneva).
The Second Preparatory Meeting is a formal meeting. Each participating State or organization must provide formal notification of the composition of its delegation to the Executive Secretary of the Third Review Conference by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; fax: +4122 917 0034, or post: UNODA Geneva branch/ UNOG, Palais des nations, office C.113-1/ 1211 geneva 10, Switzerland
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Provisional Programme of Work for the Third Review Conference