8MSP

Presided by Nicaragua, the Eighth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions is the third formal meeting of the Convention after the adoption of the Dubrovnik Action Plan, a five-year (2015-2020) action plan that provides a roadmap for States Parties to implement and universalize the Convention.
Mr. Carlos Morales Dávila, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nicaragua who presided over the 8MSP, handed over the Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions to H.E. Mr. Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva as the President of the Ninth Meeting of States Parties (9MSP).

The Meeting designated H.E. Ms. Sabrina Dallafior Matter, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament as the President of the Second Review Conference scheduled for 2020.

Final documents, including the final List of Participants and the Final Report will be made available on the website in due course.

Navigate directly to a certain topic by clicking on the following topics:

Universalization
Storage and stockpile destruction
Clearance and destruction of cluster munitions remnants and risk reduction education
Victim assistance
International cooperation and assistance
Transparency measures
Compliance
National implementation measures
Implementation Support
Selection Process for future Convention Presidencies

MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Opening of the Meeting

The opening ceremony also featured the following special guests:

 

Procedural Issues

Adoption of the Agenda
Confirmation of the rules of procedure

CCM/MSP/2018/4 – Rules of Procedure

عربي

Confirmation of the Secretary-General of the Meeting

Director of the Conference on Disarmament and Conference Support Branch, Ms. Anja Kaspersen, of UNODA in Geneva, was appointed Secretary-General of the 8MSP

Organisation of work

Presidents of the last four Meetings of States Parties namely Germany, Netherlands, Costa Rica and Croatia were elected vice-presidents of the 8MSP

Introduction by the President of the draft documents and key draft decisions

CCM/MSP/2018/5 – Convention on Cluster Munitions Eighth Meeting of States Parties (8MSP) Progress Report — monitoring progress in implementing the Dubrovnik Action Plan

عربي

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.1
Guidelines for the Convention On Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 3 Extension Requests – Submitted by Bosnia-Herzegovina

عربي

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.2
Guidelines for The Convention On Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 4 Extension Requests – Submitted by Bosnia-Herzegovina

عربي

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.3
Establishment of a Process for the Selection of the Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions – Submitted by Germany

عربي

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.4
Draft – Article 3 Declaration of Compliance, Submitted by Croatia and Mozambique

    عربي
中文
Français
русский
Español

Review of the status and operation of the Convention and other matters important for achieving the aims of the Convention:

(a) Universalization 

Coordinators, France and Panama, reported on the progress and challenges in universalization of the Convention

Lao PDR
Netherlands
Canada (EN)
Canada (FR)

Germany
Sri Lanka
France
Nicaragua
Argentina
Costa Rica
Japan
Croatia
Namibia
New Zealand
Peru 
Colombia
Ecuador
Chile
Mexico
Austria
South Sudan
International Committee of the Red Cross
Cluster Munition Coalition
Philippines

(b) Storage and stockpile destruction

Coordinators, Croatia and Mozambique, reported on the status of progress and challenges in the implementation of Article 3 of the Convention

Spain
Botswana
Netherlands
Slovenia
South Africa
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Switzerland
Croatia
Sweden
Bulgaria
Peru
International Committee of the Red Cross
Cluster Munition Coalition

Coordinators, Croatia and Mozambique, presented a Working paper on Declaration of Completion with Article 3 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions which was adopted with no amendments.

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.4
Draft – Article 3 Declaration of Compliance, Submitted by Croatia and Mozambique

    عربي
中文
Français
русский
Español

(c) Clearance and destruction of cluster munitions remnants and risk reduction education

Coordinators, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Netherlands, reported on the progress and challenges in the implementation of Article 4 of the Convention

Lao PDR
Croatia
Germany
Lebanon
Iraq
Colombia
Chile
Nicaragua
Montenegro
Switzerland
China
Norway
Cluster Munition Coalition
Mines Advisory Group
International Committee of the Red Cross

Presentation by CCM Co-coordinator on the General Status and Operation of the Convention, Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the draft Guidelines on the submission of extension requests related to the implementation of Article 3 and 4 obligations.

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.1 Guidelines for the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 3 Extension Requests – Submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina

عربي 中文 English Français русский Español

CCM/MSP/2018/WP.2 Guidelines for the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 4 Extension Requests – Submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina

عربي 中文 English Français русский Español

United Kingdom

TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2018

Review of the status and operation of the Convention and other matters important for achieving the aims of the Convention continued:

(d) Victim assistance
Coordinators, Ireland and Italy, resumed the session on the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention

Lao PDR
Croatia
Chile
Italy
Belgium
Ecuador
Lebanon
Colombia
Nicaragua
Sweden
Japan
Cluster Munition Coalition
International Committee of the Red Cross
Iraq

(e) International cooperation and assistance 

Coordinators, Australia and Peru, reported on the progress and challenges in the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention

Lao PDR
Japan
European Union
Croatia
Belgium
Sweden
Germany
Netherlands
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Australia
Lebanon
Peru
Ireland
Spain
Zambia
Chad
Colombia
The Gambia
UNMAS on behalf of IACG-MA
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
International Committee of the Red Cross
Mauritania
Cluster Munition Coalition

(f) Transparency measures 

Coordinator, Zambia, reported on the progress and challenges in the implementation of Article 7 of the Convention

Japan
Cluster Munition Coalition

(g) (a) Compliance 

Croatia
Cluster Munition Coalition
Netherlands

(h) National implementation measures

Coordinator, New Zealand, reported on the progress and challenges in the implementation of Article 9 of the Convention

Lao PDR
Japan
Netherlands
Spain
Ireland
International Committee of the Red Cross
Cluster Munition Coalition
Cuba (Spanish)
Cuba (English)

(j) Implementation Support 

The ISU-CCM Director presented the 2017 Annual Report and the 2019 ISU work plan and budget

CCM/MSP/2018/6 – Convention on Cluster Munitions Implementation Support Unit – 2017 Annual Report

عربي 中文 English Français русский Español

Japan
Canada (EN)
Canada (FR)

Adoption by the Meeting of the revised Guidelines on the submission of extension requests related to the implementation of Article 3 and 4 obligations.

  • CCM/MSP/2018/WP.1/Rev.1 – Guidelines for the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 3 Extension Requests
  • CCM/MSP/2018/WP.1/Rev.2 – Guidelines for the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 4 Extension Requests

WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2018

Review of the status and operation of the Convention and other matters important for achieving the aims of the Convention continued:

Financial Status of the Convention

Netherlands
Switzerland
United Kingdom

(i) Selection Process for future Convention Presidencies

Germany, Co-coordinator on the General Status and Operation of the Convention presented the proposal developed on the establishment of a process for the selection of the Convention’s presidency which was adopted by the meeting.

New Zealand
United Kingdom
Switzerland

Other Matters

Adoption of the final documents of the Meeting

Closure of the Meeting