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National annual reporting on compliance

Pursuant to the relevant decisions by the Third Review Conference and the 2007 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties on the establishment of a compliance mechanism applicable to the Convention, the High Contracting Parties undertook to submit annual national reports on:

(a) Dissemination of information on the Convention and its annexed Protocols to their armed forces and to the civilian population;
(b) Steps taken to meet the relevant technical requirements of the Convention and its annexed Protocols and any other relevant information pertaining thereto;
(c) Legislation related to the Convention and its annexed Protocols;
(d) Measures taken on technical co-operation and assistance; and
(e) Other relevant matters.

The annual reports are reproduced in a Compliance Reports Database, and, as a general rule, are accessible to the public, unless otherwise indicated by the High Contracting Party submitting the report.

The following Reporting Forms were adopted and recommend for use by the High Contracting Parties for submission of their national reports:

The Fourth Review Conference called on all High Contracting Parties to submit compliance reports, the Chairperson of the annual meetings of High Contracting Parties was tasked with encouraging higher rates of reporting, and the deadline for the submission of compliance reports was changed to 31 March of each calendar year.

Compliance reports should be sent to the following address:

CCW Secretariat
Office for Disarmament Affairs (Geneva Branch)
United Nations Office at Geneva
Palais des Nations, Office C-113.1
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Telephone: + 41 22 917 34 41
Fax: + 41 22 917 00 34; + 41 22 917 00 54
E-mail: ccw@un.org

A note verbale by the Secretary-General inviting the High Contracting Parties to provide their annual national reports on the implementation of the Convention and all its protocols was circulated, as follows:

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