Second part of the Second Review Conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Second Review Conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2RC) was held in two parts: Part 1 on 25-27 November 2020 in virtual format and Part 2 on 20-21 September 2021 in hybrid format at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Presided by H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament, the Conference reviewed the progress achieved on CCM implementation under the Dubrovnik Action Plan in 2015-2020. The 2RC adopted the Lausanne Action Plan to support CCM implementation in 2021-2026. Furthermore, States Parties adopted the Lausanne Declaration: Protecting Lives, Empowering Victims, Enabling Development to express their firm commitment to the Convention.

At the end of the 2RC, H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann handed over the Presidency of the Convention to H.E. Mr. Aidan Liddle, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Conference on Disarmament, as the President of the Tenth Meeting of States Parties (10MSP), which is scheduled to take place from 30 August to 2 September 2022.

The Conference also designated H.E. Mr. Abdul-Karim Hashim Mostafa,
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq, as the President of the Eleventh Meeting of States Parties (11MSP), which is expected to be held in 2023.

All documents of the Conference can be found here and on the UNODA website, including the 2RC Final Report and List of Participants.

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

Delegates that have not done so are reminded to send their statements to info@cmconvention.org.

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Opening of the Meeting

H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, President of the 2RC

Adoption of the programme of work (CCM/CONF/2021/4)

Reaffirming the determination to put an end to the suffering caused by cluster munitions

Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General


Mr. Gilles Carbonnier,
Vice-President of the ICRC
H.E. Mr. Johannes Matyassy, Deputy-State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Branislav Kapetanović, representative of the Cluster Munition Coalition
EU
Italy
Ecuador
The Netherlands
Slovakia
Austria
Sweden
France
UNMAS
Sri Lanka
Colombia

Introduction by the President of 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) Document on matters pertaining to the ISU (CCM/CONF/2020/2/Rev.1)

 (e) Draft Final Document, based on the interim Final Document (CCM/CONF/2020/L.1)

Consideration of requests submitted under Article 3 and Article 4 of the Convention

Presentation of extension request submitted by Chile under Article 4 of the Convention (CCM/CONF/2021/1)
Chile- Statement
Presentation of the Extension Request
The Netherlands Chair of the Article 4 Analysis Group
Mine Action Review
CMC

Presentation of extension request submitted by Mauritania under Article 4 of the Convention (CCM/CONF/2021/2)
Mauritania
The Netherlands Chair of the Article 4 Analysis Group
MAG
France
CMC
Mauritania
Mine Action Review
Mauritania

Presentation of extension request submitted by Afghanistan under Article 4 of the Convention (CCM/CONF/2021/3)
Afghanistan
The Netherlands Chair of the Article 4 Analysis Group
France
Spain
Mine Action Review
CMC
The Netherlands


Reaffirming the determination to put an end to the suffering caused by cluster munitions (continued)
Chile
Peru
Bulgaria
Montenegro
Germany
Mexico
Uruguay
Ireland
New Zealand
Japan
Iraq
Croatia
Lebanon
United Kingdom
MAG
GICHD
NPA on behalf of the Gender and Diversity Working Group
Mine Action Review
NPA

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2021

Reaffirming the determination to put an end to the suffering caused by cluster munitions (continued)
Norway
The Philippines

Consideration of requests submitted under Article 3 and Article 4 of the Convention:
 Chile (CCM/CONF/2021/1); Mauritania  (CCM/CONF/2021/2); Afghanistan (CCM/CONF/2021/3)
France
Sweden

Dates, duration and preparation of future meetings

H.E. Mr. Aidan Liddle, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Conference on Disarmament, was confirmed as President of the Tenth Meeting of States Parties (10MSP)

H.E. Mr. Abdul-Karim Hashim Mostafa, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, was designated as President of the Eleventh Meeting of States Parties (11MSP)

Date, duration, venues and financial arrangements for the organisation of the 10MSP

Adoption of the Conference Document
Review Document of the Dubrovnik Action Plan
ISU 2021-2026 Work Plan and Budget
France
Canada
Japan

Lausanne Action Plan
Cuba

The Political Declaration

Adoption of the Final Report
New: CCM/CONF/2021/6 (Advance Copy)

 

Other matters
Mine Action Canada

Closure of the Second Review Conference (2RC)
United Kingdom Presidency Statement
Closing Remarks by H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, President of the 2RC