States Parties 161
States Not Party 36
Governments, the ICBL and international organizations gather each year in a mine-affected country or in Geneva, to assess progress and address challenges in universalizing and implementing the Mine Ban Treaty. Civil society actively participates in those Meetings of the States Parties. The ICBL delegation is comprised of experts, grassroots campaigners and landmine survivors from all over the world. With an official observer status, the ICBL delivers statements in the plenary room, organizes side events and feeds information to the media.
The following pages include the daily or thematic updates, all ICBL statements, background documents, information for the media, lists of side events and links to official documents for every Meeting of the States Parties since 1999.
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) took 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.
States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty gave progress updates and shared plans on implementing their treaty obligations or joining the treaty, as well as discussing aims and preparations for Third Review Conference that will take place in 2014.
3-7 December 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
28 November - 2 December 2011, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
29 November - 3 December 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
29 November - 4 December 2009, Cartagena, Colombia
24-28 November 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
18-22 November 2007, the Dead Sea, Jordan
18-22 September 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
28 November – 2 December 2005, Zagreb, Croatia
29 November – 3 December 2004, Nairobi, Kenya
15-19 September 2003, Bangkok, Thailand
16-20 September 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
11-15 September 2000, Geneva, Switzerland
18-21 September 2001, Managua, Nicaragua