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Tenth Meeting of States Parties

Presided by the United Kingdom, the Tenth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions was the first formal meeting of the Convention after the adoption of the Lausanne Action Plan, a five-year (2021-2026) roadmap for States Parties to progress towards the full universalisation and implementation of the Convention.

H.E. Mr. Aidan Liddle, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the Conference on Disarmament, who presided over the 10MSP, handed over the Presidency of the Convention to H.E. Mr. Abdul-Karim Hashim Mostafa, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq, as the President of the Eleventh Meeting of States Parties (11MSP).

The Meeting also designated H.E. Mrs. Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico, as the President of the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties (12MSP) scheduled for 2024.

Video recordings of the Meeting are available on UN Web TV in all six official languages of the United Nations:

Day 1:     Session 1     Session 2

Day 2:     Session 1      Session 2

Day 3:     Session 1      Session 2

Day 4:     Session 1      Session 2

 

A news article on the 10MSP published on Sky News can be accessed here.

All conference documents can be found below or on the UNOG 10MSP web page. Final documents, such as the List of Participants and the Final Report, will be made available soon.

TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2022

Opening addresses by:

Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. Graham Stuart

UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards, Mr. Daniel Craig

President of the Tenth Meeting of States Parties, H.E. Mr. Aidan Liddle of the United Kingdom

Representative of the host nation, H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann of Switzerland

United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu

Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr. Gilles Carbonnier

Representative of the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC), Mr. Muowffak Al-Khafaji, Director of the Iraqi Alliance of Disability Organization (IADO)

Adoption of the agenda (CCM/MSP/2022/1/Rev.1)

Adoption of the annotated programme of work (CCM/MSP/2022/3)

Confirmation of rules of procedure(CCM/MSP/2010/3)

Confirmation of the Secretary-General of the Meeting

Election of vice-presidents: Germany, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka and Switzerland

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

(a) 10MSP Progress Report monitoring progress in implementing the Lausanne Action Plan (CCM/MSP/2022/11)

(b) Analysis of the Article 3 extension request submitted by Bulgaria (CCM/MSP/2022/4)

(c) Analysis of the Article 4 extension request submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina (CCM/MSP/2022/6)

(d) Analysis of the Article 4 extension request submitted by Chad (CCM/MSP/2022/7)

(e) Analysis of the Article 4 extension request submitted by Chile (CCM/MSP/2022/5)

(f) Terms of Reference for CCM Gender Focal Points (CCM/MSP/2022/9)

Presentation of extension request submitted by Bulgaria under Article 3 of the Convention:

Bulgaria
Australia of the Article 3 Analysis Group presented the analysis of Bulgaria’s extension request (CCM/MSP/2022/4)

 

Presentation of extension request submitted by Chile under Article 4 of the Convention:

Chile – statement and presentation
Guyana of the Article 4 Analysis Group presented the analysis of Chile’s extension request (CCM/MSP/2022/5)

 

Presentation of extension request submitted by Bosnia and Herzegovina under Article 4 of the Convention:

Bosnia and Herzegovina – statement and presentation
Guyana of the Article 4 Analysis Group presented the analysis of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s extension request (CCM/MSP/2022/6)

 

Presentation of extension request submitted by Chad under Article 4 of the Convention:

Chad
Guyana of the Article 4 Analysis Group presented the analysis of Chad’s extension request (CCM/MSP/2022/7)

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

Coordinators Spain and the Philippines, reported on the status of progress made and challenges in the universalisation of the Convention

Lao PDR
Chile
France
Italy
DRC
Mexico
Haiti
South Sudan
ICRC
CMCEnglish
NPA
NISEA
Australia
Uganda

WEDNESDAY 31 AUGUST 2022

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

Universalization

Coordinators, Australia and Bulgaria, reported on the status of, progress made and the challenges in the implementation of Article 3 of the Convention

Guinea-Bissau French
Netherlands
South Africa
Slovakia
Peru
NPA
CMC

Coordinators, Guyana and Sweden, reported on the status of, progress made and the challenges in the implementation of Article 4 of the Convention

LebanonEnglish
Iraq
Lao PDR
Germany
Switzerland
Spain
Cuba
Norway
DRC
ICRC
CMC
GICHD
Mine Action Review
NPA
Mauritania

Coordinators, Chile and Mexico, reported on the status of, progress achieved and the challenges in the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention

Italy
Holy See
Iraq
Mozambique
Lao PDR
ICRC
CMC

The Presidency provided a brief update on the United Kingdom’s work on Innovative Finance

Coordinators, Germany and Montenegro, reported on the status of, progress thus far and challenges in the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention

Lao PDR
Italy
Peru
Iraq
Germany
Australia
Netherlands
France
Canada
United Kingdom
Norway
CMCEnglish
MAG
HALO Trust
GICHD
Chad

Coordinator, Iraq, reported on the status of, progress made thus far and challenges in the implementation of Article 7 of the Convention

CMC
Netherlands

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

CMC
Lao PDR
ICRC
Norway
Namibia
Cameroon
Cuba

THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2022

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

Coordinators on General Status and Operation of the Convention, France and Namibia, briefed the meeting on the progress made in the incorporation of gender and diverse needs in complying with the Convention

The Coordinators also presented the draft Terms of Reference for CCM Gender Focal Points (CCM/MSP/2022/WP.3)

Chile
New Zealand
Mexico
Netherlands
Germany
Canada
Lao PDR
Norway
Cuba
Holy See
Mines Action Canada on behalf of the Gender and Diversity Working Group
NPAEnglish
GICHDEnglish
Nigeria
Mine Action Review

The ISU Director presented the 2020-2021 annual report (CCM/MSP/2022/8) and the budget and ISU work plan for 2023 (CCM/MSP/2022/2)

The President provided an update on its mandate to articulate the Selection Process for future CCM ISU Directors

 

Terms of reference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions Implementing Support Unit (CCM ISU) Director (CCM/MSP/2022/WP.1)

Draft decision on the selection procedure for the recruitment of future Convention on Cluster Munitions Implementation Support Unit Directors (CCM/MSP/2022/WP.2)

 

Review of the first draft of the 10MSP final document of the meeting (CCM/MSP/2022/12)

Cuba
Chad
Namibia
Cuba
Netherlands
Germany
New Zealand
Cuba
Switzerland
Italy
Canada
Sweden
Cuba
Austria
Namibia
Norway
Belgium
Peru
Italy
France
Cuba
Bulgaria
Cuba
Norway
Cuba

FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2022

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

The Financial Resources Management Service (FRMS) in the Department of Administration of the United Nations Office in Geneva provided an overview of the financial status of the Convention and of the value of including a 15% contingency provision in the Convention’s budget

FRMS – statement and presentation
Cuba
Japan
Bulgaria
Mexico
Colombia
FRMS

H.E. Mr. Abdul-Karim Hashim Mostafa, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq, was elected as the President of the Eleventh Meeting of States Parties (11MSP)

Estimated costs of the 11MSP and 12MSP (CCM/MSP/2022/10)

The 11MSP President (English translation) made remarks looking ahead to the work of States Parties and other delegations during the period up to the 11MSP

 

Dates, duration and preparation of future meetings

The 10MSP decided that the 11MSP would take place from 11- 14 September 2023 in Geneva, unless its President decides at a later stage to host the meeting in another venue, in accordance with paragraph 92 of the Final Report of the CCM Second Review Conference (CCM/CONF/2021/6)

The Meeting designated H.E. Mrs. Francisca Elizabeth Méndez Escobar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations Office in Geneva, as the President of the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties to be held in 2024

Mine Action Fellows  – on behalf of Mines Action Canada

The President made a final presentation of the outcome document of the 10MSP

Cuba

The 10MSP President delivered the concluding remarks and closed the meeting