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 meeting of Intersessional Standing Committees (ISC) of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) took place on 9 & 11 April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The ISC meeting provided an opportunity for states to report on the recent progress they have made to implement the MBT and the Cartagena Action Plan (CAP). 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.
N.B. The Second Preparatory Meeting for the Third Review Conference took place on 10 April 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland.