The Mine Ban Treaty’s Third Review Conference (3RC), will take place from 23 to 27 June in 2014 in Maputo, Mozambique. It will mark a critical moment in the Treaty’s history, taking place 15 years after the Treaty’s entry into force and the First Meeting of States Parties in 1999, which was also held in Maputo. The Review Conference will assess the progress made to date and provide a roadmap for the work ahead.
Inspired by Mozambique’s example of how a heavily mine-affected country has effectively tackled its landmine contamination and is expected to complete its mine clearance in 2014, the ICBL sees completion as the most appropriate theme for the period in the lead-up to, during, and beyond the Review Conference.
The Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (13MSP) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2 to 5 December 2013, followed by a one day preparatory meeting of the Third Review Conference on 6 December 2013.
At these meetings, States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty will give progress updates and share plans on implementing their treaty obligations or joining the treaty, as well as discuss aims and preparations for Third Review Conference that will take place in 2014.