Agenda Item #9d: Review of the operation and status of the Convention – Clearing Mined Areas (continued)
States Parties that were granted extensions at the 9MSP continued to provide updates on their efforts relative to the decisions of the 9MSP and relative to what they themselves committed to do in their extension requests:
Remarks on the Convention’s greatest accomplishments and challenges as concerns clearing mined areas were provided by the following States Parties and observer organizations:
Agenda Item #9e: Review of the operation and status of the Convention – Destroying Stockpiled Anti-Personnel Mines
Steve Goose of ICBL introduced the thematic discussion on stockpile destruction.
The outgoing Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Stockpile Destruction, Italy and Zambia, took the floor.
The following States Parties in the process of fulfilling Article 4 stockpile destruction obligations provided updates on their progress and remaining challenges:
The following delegations shared their views as concerns the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines:
Agenda Item #9f: Review of the operation and status of the Convention – Other Matters Important for Achieving the Aims of the Convention
This item opened with a statement delivered by the outgoing Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on the General Status and Operation of the Convention, Chile and Japan.
The following delegations shared their views on other matters important for achieving the aims of the Convention:
Agenda item #11: Consideration of submissions of States Parties as provided for in Article 5
The States Parties took formal decisions on the 4 States Parties’ requests for extensions of mine clearance deadlines.
Agenda item #12: Dates, duration and locations of future meetings
The President recommended for adoption the decisions concerning a post Second Review Conference meeting programme.
In addition, the Second Review Conference agreed to designate Gazmend Turdiu, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania President of the Tenth Meeting of the States Parties and decided to hold the Tenth Meeting in Geneva the week of 29 November to 3 December 2010. Related to this decision Albania took the floor:
Agenda item #13: Recommendation for adoption of the final documents
The President recommended for adoption the Review of the status and the operation of the Convention, the Cartagena Action Plan and the Cartagena Declaration. In addition, the Second Review Conference endorsed the President’s Paper on the Establishment of an Open Ended Task Force with the mandate to develop terms of reference for an evaluation of the Implementation Support Unit.
Agenda item #9: Review of the status and operation of the Convention
The day concluded with additional updates on the steps taken to implement the Convention provided by the following delegations: