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.
On 3 December, exactly 15 years after the Mine Ban Treaty was opened for signature in Ottawa, Canada, governments, international agencies, and civil society will gather in Geneva for the treaty’s 12th Meeting of States Parties (12MSP). It is a chance for the international community to assess efforts to implement the treaty and the Cartagena Action Plan and to identify challenges and discuss plans how to fulfill these commitments by the treaty’s next review conference.
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
18-21 September 2001, Managua, Nicaragua
11-15 September 2000, Geneva, Switzerland
3-7 May 1999, Maputo, Mozambique