First part of the Second Review Conference

The Second Review Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2RC) was planned to be held on 23-27 November 2020 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, States Parties agreed that the 2RC take place in two parts: on 25-27 November 2020 in virtual format and on 4-5 February 2021 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The first part of the 2RC was held on 25-27 November 2020 in virtual format. Video recordings of the Meeting are available on UN Web TV in all six official languages of the United Nations:

All conference documents can be found on the UNOG web page of the Meeting. Delegates that have not done so are reminded to send their statements to info@cmconvention.org.

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2020

Opening of the Review Conference

H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, President of the 2RC
Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Mr. Chue Por Vange, Cluster munition survivor from Lao PDR, Cluster Munition Coalition

Adoption of the agenda (CCM/CONF/2020/1) 

Adoption of the rules of procedure (CCM/MSP/2010/3)

Election of vice-presidents

The Netherlands, Germany, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka were elected by acclamation as Vice-Presidents of the Conference

Organization of work

Adoption of the programme of work (CCM/CONF/2020/16)

Introduction by the President of draft documents and draft decisions

(a) Review of the operation and status of the Convention 2016-2020: Review Document of the Dubrovnik Action Plan (CCM/CONF/2020/13)

(b) Lausanne Action Plan (CCM/CONF/2020/14)

(c) Lausanne Political Declaration (CCM/CONF/2020/WP.1)

(d) Post Review Conference programme of meetings and machinery (CCM/CONF/2020/10)

Costa Rica
Panama

(e) Decision on the finances of the Convention (CCM/CONF/2020/11)

(f) Estimated costs of the Tenth Meeting of States Parties (CCM/CONF/2020/9, CCM/CONF/2020/WP.2 and CCM/CONF/2020/WP.3)

(g) Document on matters pertaining to the ISU CCM/CONF/2020/2, CCM/CONF/2020/3, CCM/CONF/2020/4

China
Sudan
CMC

Conference Room Papers
CCM-CONF-2020-CRP.1
CCM-CONF-2020-CRP.2

Informal presentations of extension requests under Article 3 & Article 4   (CCM/CONF/2020/5, CCM/CONF/2020/6, CCM/CONF/2020/7, CCM/CONF/2020/8 and CCM/CONF/2020/15)

Article 3:
Bulgaria – Statement
Bulgaria – Presentation 
Austria chair of the Article 3 Analysis Group presented the report of Bulgaria on behalf of the group
CMC

Peru- Statement – Video
Peru- Presentation – Transcript
Austria chair of the Article 3 Analysis Group presented the report of Peru on behalf of the group
CMC- Spanish, English

Article 4:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Netherlands chair of the Article 4 Analysis Group presented the report of Bosnia and Herzegovina on behalf of the group
CMC
NPA on behalf of Mine Action Review

Lebanon
The Netherlands chair of the Article 4 Analysis Group presented the report of Lebanon on behalf of the group
CMC- ArabicEnglish
NPA on behalf of Mine Action Review

Chile – Spanish, English
The Netherlands chair of the Article 4 Analysis Group presented the report of Chile on behalf of the group
CMC- Spanish, English
NPA on behalf of Mine Action Review

Review of the operation and status of the Convention and other matters important

(a) Universalization (CCM/CONF/2020/12)
Coordinators, Chile and the Philippines, reported on the status of, progress and challenges in universalization of the Convention since the First Review Conference
Spain
Belgium
Panama
Lao PDR
The Netherlands
New Zealand
France
Italy
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
Austria
Holy See
Ecuador
Chile
Mexico
Uruguay
Canada – French, English
Argentina
Azerbaijan
Armenia


THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2020

Review of the operation and status of the Convention and other matters important (continued)

(a) Universalization (CCM/CONF/2020/12) (continued)
ICRC
CMC
MAG on behalf of the Global Protection Cluster
Closing remark by the Philippines

(b) Storage and stockpile destruction
Coordinators, Australia and Austria, reported on the status of progress and challenges in stockpile destruction since the First Review Conference
Slovakia
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
Peru
CMC
Chile
Closing remarks by Australia

(c) Clearance and destruction of cluster munition remnants and risk reduction education
Coordinators, Afghanistan and Sweden, reported on the status of progress and challenges in clearance and risk reduction education of the Convention since the First Review Conference

Croatia
Switzerland
Germany
Iraq
Spain
The Netherlands
Montenegro
Lao PDR
Norway
UNMAS
ICRC
CMC
GICHD
The Philippines
HI
MAG
NPA
HALO Trust
Closing remarks by Sweden

(d) Victim assistance
Coordinators, Mexico and Spain, reported on the status of progress and challenges in victim assistance since the First Review Conference

Iraq
Spain
Belgium
Holy See
Croatia
Lao PDR
Chile
UNMAS
ICRC
CMC
Closing remarks by Spain

(e) International cooperation and assistance
Coordinators, Montenegro and the Netherlands, reported on the status of progress and challenges in international cooperation and assistance since the First Review Conference

Peru
EU
Switzerland
Japan
Iraq
United Kingdom
Montenegro
Germany
Ireland
Cuba
Lao PDR
Italy
UNMAS
CMC
GICHD
HALO Trust
Closing remarks by the Netherlands

(f) Transparency measures
Coordinator, Iraq, reported on the status of progress and challenges in transparency measures since the First Review
Conference

The Netherlands
CMC
Switzerland
Closing remarks by Iraq 

(g) Compliance

The Netherlands
CMC

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2020

Review of the operation and status of the Convention and other matters important (continued)

(h) National implementation measures
Coordinator, New Zealand, reported on the status of progress and challenges in National Implementation Measures since the First Review Conference

The Netherlands
Iraq
Lao PDR
ICRC
CMC
Closing remarks by New Zealand

(i) Implementation support (CCM/CONF/2020/2, CCM/CONF/2020/3 and CCM/CONF/2020/4)

The ISU Director presented the 2019 annual report, the 5-year (2021-2025) and 2021 work plans and budgets

United Kingdom
Canada – English, French

Discussion on the Conference Room Paper 1
The Netherlands
Panama
Zambia
Chile
South Africa
France
Costa Rica
Mexico
CMC

(j) Other matters important for achieving the aims of the Convention
Canada – joint Statement on behalf of Group of States
Germany

Financial status of the Convention (CCM/CONF/2020/9,
CCM/CONF/2020/WP.2
 and CCM/CONF/2020/WP.3)

UNODA gave an update on the financial status of the Convention
The Netherlands
France

Discussion on the Conference Room Paper 2
Canada – English, French
China

Consideration of requests submitted under Article 3 and Article 4 of the Convention
Austria presented the draft decisions of the requests of Bulgaria and Peru on behalf of the Article 3 Analysis Group

Bulgaria

The Netherlands presented the draft decisions of the requests of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Lebanon on behalf of the Article 4 Analysis Group

Other matters

Adoption of the interim procedural report

New: CCM/CONF/2020/17 – Interim report of the Second Review Conference (Advance copy)