Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference

The Second Preparatory Meeting was a full-day Meeting held on 4 September 2020 in the General Assembly Hall at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. President of the Second Review Conference (2RC), H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann of Switzerland, chaired the Meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Meeting was held 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 Second 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.

FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 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

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/1 Provisional agenda

CCM/MSP/2010/3 – Rules of procedure 

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.2/WP.1 – Draft Review Document of the Dubrovnik Action Plan – Part I

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.2  Draft Review Document of the Dubrovnik Action Plan – Part II

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.3 – Draft Review Document of the Dubrovnik Action Plan – Implementation Support

The Philippines
Chile
Colombia

(b) Lausanne Action Plan

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.4 – Informal draft of the Lausanne Action Plan

Cuba
Germany
Mozambique
The Philippines
Italy
Holy See
Spain
Lao PDR
The Netherlands
Belgium
Japan
Australia
France
Chile
Austria
Mexico
ICRC
The HALO Trust
Sweden
Panama
Norway

Guiding principles and actions
Cuba
United Kingdom
Mozambique
Colombia
Germany
The Netherlands
The Philippines
Mexico
France
CMC
Panama

Univerzalisation of the Convention and its norms

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.8 – Ways forward on universalization of the CCM

Chile
Germany
Colombia
Cuba
ICRC
The Philippines
ICRC
CMC
Holy See
Chile
Germany

Stockpile destruction
Mexico
CMC
United Kingdom

Survey and clearance
United Kingdom
ICRC
Colombia
GICHD
CMC
Cuba

Risk education
Colombia
Cuba
CMC

Victim assistance
Italy
United Kingdom
CMC

International cooperation and assistance
Colombia
The Philippines
Norway
Chile
Cuba
Mozambique
GICHD
CMC
The Netherlands
Cuba
The Netherlands
Cuba

Transparency measures
Cuba
The Netherlands
United Kingdom

National implementation measures
The Netherlands
Chile
CMC

Measures to ensure compliance
Mexico
ICRC
Cuba
United Kingdom
CMC

(c) Lausanne Political Declaration

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.5 – Elements for a Political Declaration: Ten years of protecting lives, ten years towards completion

European Union
Mozambique
The Philippines
Italy
Colombia
Ecuador
New Zealand
Spain
The Netherlands
Lao PDR
Ireland
Germany
Austria
Chile
Mexico
Sweden
United Kingdom
Cuba
Panama
Lithuania
Norway
ICRC
CMC

(d) Implementation support

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.6  Reflections and options regarding the Convention’s machinery

Financial status of the Convention

CCM/CONF/2020/PM.2/WP.7 – Elements on possible measures to address the financial predictability and sustainability of United Nations assessed contributions

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

Updates on logistical and administrative matters
A briefing on logistical and administrative matters related to the Second Review Conference was given

Other matters

Consideration and adoption of a procedural report of the Meeting


The Final Report of the Second Preparatory Meeting and the List of Participants will be made available on the UNOG web page of the Meeting.