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CCW Latest Information 2018

On this page you will find the latest information concerning the CCW and its Protocols and
the work of the Officeholders and Coordinators.


Letter from the President-designate of the Twelfth Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V, dated 19 February 2018

Letter from the President-designate of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II, dated 8 February 2018


CCW Sponsorship Programme

Please be informed that the deadline for voluntary requests for sponsorship to participate in all CCW and GGE LAWS meetings to be held in Geneva in 2018, is on:

Friday, 13 April 2018, COB Geneva time

Should your delegation be interested in submitting a request for sponsorship, please send a note verbale to the coordinator of the CCW Sponsorship Programme's Steering Committee, Ms. Riia Salsa (riia.salsa@mfa.ee), Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, with a copy to the Geneva Branch of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, at ccw@unog.ch.

Please note that sponsorship can either be sought for:

• 11 - 12 June CCW Group of Experts Amended Protocol II

• 12 - 13 June CCW Meeting of Experts Protocol V


• 27 - 31 August CCW GGE on LAWS (Session 2)


• 19 November CCW 12th Conference MSP Protocol V

• 20 November CCW 20th Conference MSP Amended Protocol II

• 21 - 23 November CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties

Please indicate clearly in your Note Verbale for which set of meetings sponsorship is sought. If applications for sponsorship are submitted for several meetings, the list of requests should clearly reflect the order of priority.

Subsequently, the requests will be considered by the Steering Committee at its next meeting, which will take a decision on the delegates to be sponsored.



Joint-letter from the 2018 Officeholders on the key milestones for 2018, dated 24 December 2017