The First Meeting of States Parties (1MSP) took place in Vientiane, Lao PDR, from 9 to 12 November 2010 and gathered some 1,200 delegates from 40 State Parties, 47 signatory States, 34 observer States and 20 international organizations (see list below).
The meeting was opened by Ambassador Gerard Corr of Ireland, Chairperson of the preparatory meeting for the 1MSP. During the first plenary meeting, the meeting confirmed by acclamation Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, as President of the 1MSP to the CCM.
Major decisions of the 1MSP:
- Adoption of the Vientiane Declaration and of the Vientiane Action Plan (2011-2015)
- Interim informal intersessional meeting scheduled to take place in Geneva, from 27 to 30 June 2011;
- Appointment of Ms. Sara Sekkenes, UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, as the President’s Executive Coordinator;
Please refer to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ website for all 1MSP documents in all official language versions.