The Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (15MSP) took place in Santiago, Chile, from 28 November to 1 December 2016.
At the 15MSP, States Parties reported on progress and plans to implement the Maputo Action Plan and to achieve their Mine Ban Treaty obligations. States not party provided information on how they support mine action. Landmine clearance extension deadlines were granted to Ecuador, Niger and Peru. The 15MSP expressed concern that Ukraine is in non-compliance with Article 5 after missing its 1 June 2016 mine clearance deadline, and called on Ukraine to request an extended deadline as soon as possible. Read more about highlights of the 15MSP here.
- Opening Ceremony
- Comments on Niger's extension request
- Comments on Jordan, Mozambique and Nigeria
- Comments on the lack of an extension request from Ukraine
- Victim Assistance
- Comments on Peru's Extension Request
- Cooperation and Assistance
- Stockpile Destruction
- Clearance - Response on Ukraine
Memo for Government Delegates
The ICBL memo prior to the 15MSP provided guidance on key issues and practical information for government delegates to prepare and actively participate in the meeting. Click here to download the Memo.
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In the lead-up to the Santiago meeting:
In a dialogue between landmine survivors, other members of civil society and government representatives in Santiago, survivors demanded the government to fulfill promises to victims.
Chilean landmine survivors, 26 July 2016, Santiago, Chile, © Adriana Sandoval/CCCM
The Mine Ban Treaty’s intersessional meetings took place on 19-20 May 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, where States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty reported on the recent progress made to implement the Mine Ban Treaty and the Maputo Action Plan (MAP). The meetings also provided a platform for informal discussion on challenges, plans and requirements for assistance and cooperation to achieve the objectives of the treaty.
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan joined Foreign Ministers from Canada, Chile and Colombia in a packed room of Geneva's Palais des Nations on 2 March 2016, pledging support for the Mine Ban Treaty as states embark on the "final stretch" towards a mine-free world. More than 35 donor states and states with landmine contamination, as well as mine clearance experts and UN bodies, explained how they will work towards this goal.