The 2017 Meeting of States Parties was held in the Palais des Nations from 4 to 8 December 2017. The meeting opened at 10:00 on Monday 4 December in Room XVIII and close on Friday 8 December.
The Meeting of States Parties was chaired by Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill of India with Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany and Ambassador Juraj Podhorský of Slovakia as the Vice-Chairs. In accordance with the decision of the Eighth Review Conference, the meeting sought to make progress on issues of substance and process for the period before the next Review Conference, with a view to reaching consensus on an intersessional process.
Informal Indicative Schedule
This informal indicative schedule
combines elements of the provisional programme of work and up-to-date information on side events.
Advance versions of documents
Communications from the Chairman
Information for participants
Registration for the meeting will be open soon.
All those wishing to attend the meeting must be properly registered. The registration procedure differs for States Parties, Signatory States, States not party, international organizations and NGOs. Please click here
for detailed information on your participation
and follow the steps in the appropriate category mentioned in the document.
All registration letters/note verbales should reach the Implementation Support Unit no later than 24 November 2017.
Valid grounds passes (issued either by the United Nations Office at Geneva or the United Nations Headquarters in New York) are required for entry into the Palais des Nations. Participants already possessing a United Nations grounds pass may proceed directly to the Meeting.
Participants who do not already have a United Nations grounds pass need to complete an application on the new online Indico system
and follow the process described. Please note that you will have to attach the note verbale or letter
, including your name on the list of your delegation, as a mandatory document while registering on-line. If you forget to attach the requested document, the system will reject your registration . A user guide
is available for reference. For any queries, please contact the Implementation Support Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the application has been approved in Indico, you will receive via e-mail an e-ticket / QR code. A grounds pass valid for the duration of the Meeting of States Parties will be available for collection from the Pass and Identification Unit at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. Participants are advised to come to the Pregny Gate well in advance to allow enough time for security checks.
United Nations grounds passes can be collected from the Pass and Identification Unit at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. Delegations from States and international organisations can collect their passes from 12:00 on Friday 1 December. NGO representatives can collect their passes in person from 08:00 on Monday, 4 December 2017. The e-ticket / QR code and valid passport or national identification card, will have to be produced in order to collect a grounds pass.
Statements & Presentations