International cooperation and assistance

This section contains information about activities implemented by past and present Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance.


December 2017

Australia and Peru, the Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance, hosted a follow-up closed and informal  meeting of CCM States Parties that reported to have provided international cooperation and assistance under the Convention in their 2016 Article 7 transparency reports. The meeting took place on 20 December in Vienna in the margins of the 16th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.


December 2017

Concept Note by Peru and Australia, CCM Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance of the Convention, on enhancing the implementation of Action 5 of the Dubrovnik Action Plan up to the 8th Meeting of States Parties (8MSP) to be held in September 2018.


November  2017

The Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance (Australia and Peru) organized an informal meeting in the margins of the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on 24 November, convening those States Parties which have requested international cooperation and assistance for completion of one or more obligations under the CCM. The main purpose was to hear and receive information from those affected States on the key challenges that are facing respectively and what are the priority needs in terms of assistance in meeting those challenges.

The following is a summary of key points raised, along with more detailed proceedings of the meeting.  As the meeting was closed, all identifying references to participating States have been removed from the summary.

To access the summary, click here.


June 2017

The Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance (Australia and Iraq) organized a second informal meeting (a follow up of the first one in February 2017) on Enhancing International Cooperation and Assistance under the CCM on 9 June in the margins of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) intersessional meetings with the participation of the CCM Presidency and representatives of 14 States of a combination of donor States and States with operational obligations under the Convention. The meeting focused on the “country coalition concept” and ways to operationalize the approach.


February 2017

Australia and Iraq, in their capacity as Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance, hosted a closed informal meeting on Enhancing International Cooperation and Assistance under the CCM in the margins of the 20th International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers (NDM-UN20) on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

The purpose of the meeting was to start a conversation on amongst other matters; what obstacles affected States face in implementing their obligations, how these could be addressed, the priorities of donor States regarding cooperation and assistance, and how to enhance communication between affected and donor States on these issues.

As the meeting was closed, all identifying references to participating States have been removed from the summary. A summary of key points raised, along with more detailed proceedings of the meeting can be found here.


November 2016

Concept Note by Australia and Iraq, CCM Coordinators on International Cooperation and Assistance of the Convention, on enhancing the implementation of Action 5 of the Dubrovnik Action Plan up to the 7th Meeting of States Parties (7MSP) to be held in September 2017.


May 2016

The CCM Coordinators on Cooperation and Assistance (Austria and Iraq) supported the Coordinators on Victim Assistance (Australia and Chile) in the organization of a workshop on An Integrated Approach to Victim Assistance which was held in Geneva. For more information.