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

2017

Financial contributions as of 30 September 2017
the full list of contributions can be reached by clicking on the link



Announcement: CCW meetings scheduled for November 2017

The following CCW meetings will take place in November 2017:
  • Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) 13-17 November 2017
  • Protocol V Eleventh Conference of the High Contracting Parties, 20 November 2017
  • Amended Protocol II Nineteenth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties, 21 November 2017
  • Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, 22-24 November 2017

Letter by the Chairperson, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom, dated 7 September 2017, on the follow-up to the informal meeting of 31 August


CCW Sponsorship Programme

This is to announce that the deadline for voluntary requests for sponsorship to participate in the CCW meetings to be held in November is set on:

Friday, 15 September 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Should your delegation be interested in submitting a request for sponsorship to participate in any of the four meetings above, please send a note verbale to the Coordinator of the CCW Sponsorship Programme's Steering Committee, Ms, Riia Salsa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, with a copy to the CCW ISU at ccw@unog.ch.

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.




CCW Informal Activities - 28 to 31 August 2017:

Monday 28 August: (Conference Room VII)
Protocol V on Article 4 and National Reporting - Estonia, 3:00 - 6:00pm

Flyer - Invitation to the event & Informal paper on National reporting

Presentation by the ICRC on Article 4
Update on the number of States that have reported on the implementation of Article 4 procedures


Tuesday 29 August
Mines other than anti-personnel mines (MOTAPM) - UNODA, UNMAS and GICHD, 10:00am to 1:00pm - Flyer - Invitation to the event

Presentation by GICHD on data concerning MOTAPM Incidents
Presentation by the ICRC on MOTAPM and International Humanitarian Law
Presentation by UNMAS on MOTAPM - A perspective from the field
Presentation by UNMAS on MOTAPM and possible mitigating measures
Presentation by Ireland on MOTAPM and Military Utility

Wednesday 30 August:
Explosive weapons in populated areas, Germany and the ICRC, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Flyer - Invitation to the event & Programme

Wednesday 30 August: (Conference Room VII)
A contribution to the Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS) discussion in the CCW: "Technology and Military Use of Autonomous Weapons Systems – Preliminary Findings of the International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW)“, Germany, 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Presentation by iPRAW

Thursday 31 August: (Conference Room XII)
Improvised explosive devices - Colombia and France, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Flyer - Invitation to the event in FRENCH and English

Questions for Member States (UNIDIR) in preparation for the informal meeting pursuant to OP.23 of A/RES/71/72 (2016)

Meeting Summary (UNIDIR)
Informal Private Sector Consultative Meeting, Geneva, 6-7 March 2017: "Examining the Roles, Responsibilities and Potential Contributions of Private Sector Industry Actors in Stemming the Flow of IEDs and Related Materials"

Thursday 31 August
CCW Financial Matters - United Kingdom (will immediately follow the meeting on improvised explosive devices)
Letter of the Chairperson, Ambassador Matthew Roland of the United Kingdom, dated 6 July 2017 containing the Non-paper on the financial issue



Announcement: Cancellation of CCW meetings scheduled for August 2017

At an informal meeting on 30 May 2017 chaired by the Chairperson-elect of the 2017 CCW Meeting of the High Contracting Parties, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on behalf of the President-designate of the Nineteenth Conference of Amended Protocol II, Ambassador Beatriz Londoño Soto of Colombia; the President-designate of the Eleventh Conference of Protocol V, Ambassador Andre Pung of Estonia; and the Chairperson of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (GGE on LAWS), Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill of India, it was announced that due to insufficient funding available, the following meetings, which were scheduled to take place from 21 to 30 August 2017, are cancelled:
  • Protocol V Meeting of Experts
  • Amended Protocol II Group of Experts
  • Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

Letter of the Chairperson of the 2017 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (dated 6 June 2017), on behalf of all the CCW officeholders concerning the announcement of the cancellation of meetings.

Announcement: Lebanon joins the CCW - see the press release here!


Letter of the Chairperson of the 2017 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (dated 7 April 2017), concerning the proposals for the prioritization of CCW meetings in 2017 and for the change of dates of the Amended Protocol II and Protocol V meetings of experts.

In 2017 the schedule for CCW meetings and conferences adopted by the Fifth Review Conference is the following:
  • Protocol V Meeting of Experts - 28 to 29 August;
  • Amended Protocol II Group of Experts - 29 to 30 August;
  • Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) - first session 21 to 25 August and its second session 13 to 17 November;
  • Eleventh Conference of Protocol V - 20 November;
  • Nineteenth Annual Conference of Amended Protocol II - 21 November; and
  • Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention - 22 to 24 November.

*Reminder - National Reporting: CCW Compliance, Amended Protocol II and Protocol V national reports were due on 31 March 2017. If you have not submitted your national annual reports, please do so. Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact the CCW Implementation Support Unit.


Letter of the Chairperson of the 2017 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, Ambassador Matthew Rowland of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (dated 1 March 2017), concerning the scheduling of meetings, assessed contributions and Compliance reporting

Financial Contributions: Preliminary assessment for 2017

The Financial Resources Management Service (FRMS) of the United Nations Office at Geneva has provided the preliminary assessment for each High Contracting Party and States not party to the Convention for contributions to the CCW budget for the year 2017.
The official invoices has been dispatched to all High Contracting Parties and States not parties to the Convention.
The Fifth Review Conference requested that High Contracting Parties and States not parties participating in the meetings of the Convention and its annexed Protocols should proceed with the payment of their share of the estimated costs as soon as the assessment invoices have been received.
Should any delegation wish to obtain further clarification regarding the billing and invoices, please get in touch with the CCW Implementation Support Unit.

The Convention & LAWS

Amended Protocol II

Protocol V




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