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LEGAL BACKGROUND

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”.

The First Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention (29 November to 3 December 2004, Nairobi, Kenya) decided that the Second Review Conference will take place in the second half of the year 2009. Against this background, the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention (24 to 28 November 2008, Geneva, Switzerland) decided that the Second Review Conference will take place in Cartagena, Colombia, the week of 30 November to 4 December 2009. The Meeting further decided to hold preparatory meetings in advance of the Second Review Conference in Geneva on 29 May 2009 and on 3 to 4 September 2009.

Pursuant to resolution 63/42 of the General Assembly of the United Nations and in accordance with the established practice, the Secretary-General of the United Nations undertook all preparations necessary to convene the Second review Conference. A note verbale by the UN Secretary-General on convening the Conference was circulated in February 2009, as follows:



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TIME AND VENUE

29 May 2009 at 3 p.m. in the WMO Building (7bis, Avenue de la Paix, Geneva).

DOCUMENTATION
Provisional Agenda of the First Preparatory Meeting
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/1)


Draft Rules of Procedure for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/2)


Draft Agenda for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/3)


Provisional Programme of Work for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/4)


Preparing for the Second review Conference. Discussion Paper
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/5)


Estimated Costs for Convening the First Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/6)


Estimated Costs for Convening the First Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference. Corrigendum
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/6/Corr.1)


Estimated Costs for Convening the Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/7)


Estimated Costs for Convening the Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference. Corrigendum
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/7/Corr.1)


Procedural Report of the First Preparatory Meeting
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/8)


List of Participants
(APLC/CONF/2009/PM.1/INF.1)

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THE SECOND REVIEW CONFERENCE

The Second Review Conference took place in Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Centre, Cartagena de Indias, Republic of Colombia. Ambassador Susan Eckey of Norway was elected by the States parties as President of the Conference. Ambassador Clara Ines Vargas Silva of Colombia served as Secretary-General of the Conference.

DOCUMENTATION

Provisional Agenda for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/1)


Provisional Programme of Work for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/2)


Draft Rules of Procedure for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/3)


Estimated Costs for Convening the First and the Second Preparatory Meetings for the Second Review Conference
(APLC/CONF/2009/4)


Report on the Functioning of the Implementation Support Unit, November 2008 to November 2009
(APLC/CONF/2009/5)


Estimated Costs for Convening the Tenth Meeting of the States Parties
(APLC/CONF/2009/6)


Report on the Process for the Preparation, Submission and Consideration of Requests for Extension to Article 5 Deadlines, 2008 - 2008
(APLC/CONF/2009/7)


Evaluation of the Implementation Support Unit of the Mine Ban Convention. Background Paper and Proposed Mandate and Terms of Reference
(APLC/CONF/2009/8/Rev.1)


A Shared Commitment
Revised Draft Cartagena Action Plan 2010 – 2014
Ending the Suffering Caused By Anti-Personnel Mines
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.1/Rev.1)


Draft Review of the Operation and Status of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on their Destruction: 2005 - 2009 (Part I)
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.2)


Draft Review of the Operation and Status of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on their Destruction: 2005 - 2009 (Part II)
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.2/Add.1)


Request for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Executive Summary, submitted by Uganda
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.3)


Analysis of the Request Submitted by Uganda for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.4)


Request for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Executive Summary, submitted by Cambodia
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.5)


Analysis of the Request Submitted by Cambodia for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.6)


Analysis of the Request Submitted by Tajikistan for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.7)


Analysis of the Request Submitted by Tajikistan for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention. Corrigendum
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.7/Corr.1)


A Shared Commitment for a Mine-free world: the 2009 Cartagena Declaration
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.8)


Request for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Executive Summary, submitted by Tajikistan
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.9)

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Request for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Executive Summary, submitted by Argentina
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.10)


Analysis of the Request Submitted by Argentina for an Extension of the Deadline for Completing the Destruction of Anti-Personnel Mines in Accordance with Article 5 of the Convention
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.11)


On the implementation of the Ottawa convention in Ukraine
(APLC/CONF/2009/WP.12)


List of Participants
(APLC/CONF/2009/INF.1)


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