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GGE sessions in 2009

The 2008 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention decided that in 2009 the Group of Governmental Experts will continue its negotiations, taking into account document CCW/GGE/2008-V/WP.1 and other present and future proposals by delegations, to address urgently the humanitarian impact of cluster munitions, while striking a balance between military and humanitarian considerations. The GGE should make every effort to conclude its negotiations as rapidly as possible and report to the next Meeting of the High Contracting Parties. The work of the GGE will be supported by military and technical experts.

The 2008 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties also decided that the GGE would meet for up to two weeks in 2009, from 16 to 20 February 2009 and subsequently, if required, from 14 to 17 April 2009.

The 2009 sessions of the GGE are chaired by Mr. Gustavo Ainchil of Argentina. The Chairperson of the Meetings of the Military and Technical Experts of the Group is Capitán de Navío Roberto C. Juárez of Argentina.

A note verbale by the Secretary-General convening the 2009 sessions of the GGE was circulated in January 2009, as follows:



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To see the letter by the Chairperson of the GGE to the Chairperson of the 2009 Meeting of the States parties, please click here.
To see the text of a draft Protocol on Cluster Munitions, as circulated by the Chairperson of the GGE on 26 August 2009 please click here.



Programme of the informal conultations

MONDAY
17 August
10.00 - 13.00 Open-ended meeting on the technical issues in the text
15.00 - 18.00 Open-ended meeting on the technical issues in the text
TUESDAY
18 August
10.00 - 13.00 Open-ended meeting on the technical issues in the text
15.00 - 18.00 Open-ended meeting
WEDNESDAY
19 August
10.00 - 13.00 Small group meetings
15.00 - 18.00 Small group meetings
THURSDAY
20 August
10.00 - 13.00 Open-ended meeting
15.00 - 18.00 Informal consultations
FRIDAY
21 August
11.30 - 13.00 Open-ended meeting

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