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2009 Session of the Group of Experts



DATE AND VENUE

Monday, 20 April and Tuesday, 21 April 2009 in Conference Room XIX, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva.


ISSUES UNDER DISCUSSION

The main focus of the 2009 Group of Experts was on the following issues, convened under the overall responsibility of the President-designate of the Eleventh Annual Conference (Geneva, 11 November 2009), Ambassador Janis Mazeiks of Latvia:
  • to review the operation and status of the Protocol, and consider matters arising from reports by High Contracting Parties according to paragraph 4 of Article 13 of Amended Protocol II, as well as development of technologies to protect civilians against indiscriminate effects of mines;
  • to address the issue of improvised explosive devices.


FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENT

Two Friends of the President have been appointed to assist the President in his work as follows:
  • Mr. Abderrazzak Laassel of Morocco, Friend of the President on the operation and status of the Protocol; on matters arising from reports by High Contracting Parties according to paragraph 4 of Article 13 of Amended Protocol II, as well as development of technologies to protect civilians against indiscriminate effects of mines;
  • Mr. Reto Wollenmann of Switzerland, Friend of the President on Improvised Explosive Devices.

To see the letter by the President on the appointment of the two Friends of the President, please click here.


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