States Parties are kindly reminded that, as stipulated in Article 7 of the Convention, the deadline for the submission of the 2017 Annual Transparency Report is 30 April 2018.
This annual transparency report should cover the period 1 January to 31 December 2017 and be sent to the UN Secretary-General, via the Office for Disarmament Affairs at email@example.com.
The ISU would also appreciate a copy of the submitted report at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual transparency reports should provide updated information on progress made in the implementation of the Convention, including time-bound plans towards treaty compliance. Quality and timely annual reports are a crucial tool in the monitoring and evaluation of the general status and overall implementation of the Convention; they are also critical in facilitating the matching of existing needs with available resources.
The President of the 7MSP, Ambassador. M. Biontino, participated in a panel on The Challenges of completion during the 20th International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers which was held in Geneva from 7-10 February 2017. Against this backdrop, the German President made the following statement.
In its capacity as the President of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Netherlands would like to congratulate France on its destruction of all of France’s cluster munitions stockpiles as announced on 30 June 2016. This is an important contribution to the implementation of the Convention and the Netherlands would like to call upon other States Parties with outstanding obligations on the destruction of their stockpiles to follow this example.
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