First Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference

The Ninth Meeting of States Parties (9MSP) elected H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament, as President of the Second Review Conference (2RC). The 9MSP also decided to convene two meetings in preparation for the 2RC, a full day each in Geneva on 8 June and 4 September 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, States Parties agreed that the First Preparatory Meeting be postponed to 29 June 2020. The Meeting was held that day at the Palais des Nations under national precautionary measures that limited the number of participants per delegation and required every person in the conference room to wear a face mask. For the benefit of those not able to be present in the room, the First Preparatory Meeting was webcast in all six official languages of the United Nations. The video recordings are available on UN Web TV: Part I and Part II

All conference documents can be found below or on the UNOG web page for the Meeting. Final documents, such as the List of Participants and the Final Report will be made available in the near future.

MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020

Opening of the Meeting

President of the Second Review Conference (2RC), H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament gave the opening address

Adoption of the agenda

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.1/1 – Provisional agenda

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CCM/CONF/2020/PM.1/WP.2 – Draft provisional agenda for the Second Review Conference

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CCM/MSP/2010/3 – Rules of procedure 

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Vice-Presidents of the 2RC

The Netherlands, Germany, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka were recommended as Vice-Presidents of the 2RC

Exchange of views on the preparation of documents for the Second Review Conference:

(a) Review of the operation and status of the Convention 2016-2020;

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.1/WP.3 – Draft Review Document of the Dubrovnik Action Plan

Working Paper submitted by the President (English)

Chile
European Union
Italy
Colombia
Mexico
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Lebanon
Japan
Germany
Lao PDR
Belgium
Ireland
Spain
Austria

(b) Lausanne Action Plan;

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.1/WP.4 – Elements for the Lausanne Action Plan

Working Paper submitted by the President (English)

Ecuador
Italy
The Philippines
Norway
The Netherlands
UNMAS
ICRC
Colombia

Cross-cutting elements
United Kingdom
Chile
Mexico
The Netherlands
GICHD

CMC
Sweden
Japan
Australia
Belgium

Universalization
Italy
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Japan
Germany
Spain
The Philippines
Mexico
Lithuania
Sweden
Chile
Austria
ICRC
CMC

Stockpile destruction
The Netherlands
ICRC
CMC

Survey and clearance
Colombia
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Chile
Sweden
The Netherlands
CMC
GICHD
ICRC

Risk reduction education
United Kingdom
Colombia
ICRC
Sweden
CMC

Victim assistance
Colombia
Italy
United Kingdom
Chile
Mexico
ICRC
CMC

International cooperation and assistance
Colombia
Italy
United Kingdom
Peru
The Philippines
Chile
Switzerland
The Netherlands
Sweden
Montenegro
GICHD

Transparency measures
Iraq
Colombia
Mexico
Switzerland
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Chile
GICHD

National implementation measures
New Zealand
ICRC
CMC

Possible additional section on general implementation and
the machinery
Italy
CMC
Chile

(c) Lausanne political declaration

d) Implementation support

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.1/WP.5 – Elements for discussion on institutional aspects of the Implementation Support Unit

Working Paper submitted by the President (English)

United Kingdom
Italy
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Germany

Status of assessed contributions to the Second Review Conference

UNODA gave an update on the level of contributions to the Second Review Conference

Updates on logistical and administrative matters

The 2RC President reminded the CCM community of the upcoming Second Preparatory Meeting and the Review Conference

Other matters

The ISU Director gave an update on the CCM Sponsorship Programme

Consideration and adoption of a procedural report of the Meeting