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11th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty

Representatives of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, States not Party, international organizations, UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and ICBL members gathered in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, from 28 November - 2 December 2011 to assess challenges and progress made in the universalization and full implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty.



Summaries

11MSP daily summaries

A traditional Cambodian dance is performed for delegates at the 11MSP opening ceremony (c) Giovanni Diffidenti

Monday 28 November: Official Opening, General Exchange of Views, Mine Clearance Extension Requests

Tuesday 29 November: Victim Assistance, General Exchange of Views, Mine Clearance

Wednesday 30 November: Mine Clearance, Informal Session

Thursday 1 December: Mine Clearance, Stockpile Destruction, Implementation Support, Universalization

Friday 2 December: Universalization, Cooperation and Assistance, Transparency, Compliance, Decisions on Extension Requests, 12MSP

ICBL Statements

Keynote address by Song Kosal, ICBL Youth Ambassador, 27 November

Opening Statement, 28 November

Extension Request Process, 28 November

Comments on Extension Requests, 28 November

Victim Assistance, 29 November

General Exchange of Views, 29 November

Mine Clearance, 1 December

Non-State Armed Groups, 1 December

Universalization, 1 December

Stockpile Destruction, 1 December

Cooperation and Assistance, 2 December

Transparency, 2 December

Retained Mines, 2 December

Compliance, 2 December

20th Anniversary Informal Session

Statement by Sylvie Brigot, ICBL-CMC Executive Director

Statement by Margaret Arach Orech, Uganda Landmine Survivors Association

Statement by Jesús Martínez, Fundación Red de Sobrevivientes y Personas con Discapacidad-El Salvador

Statement by Prasanna Kuruppu, Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines

Statement by Steve Goose, ICBL Head of Delegation and Director, Human Rights Watch Arms Division

Statement by the Youth Leaders Forum

Mine Clearance Issues

The ICBL issued a paper reviewing basic Article 5 requirements and providing food for thought on mine clearance issues, including how to address the situation of states that discover mined areas after the expiry of their mine clearance deadline.

ICBL Paper - Fulfilling the obligations of Article 5 of the Mine Ban Treaty

States that will not be able to meet their 2012 treaty-mandated deadline for mine clearance are submitting deadline extension requests for States Parties to decide on at the 11MSP. The ICBL has prepared comments on each request to help States Parties in assessing the request.

Comments on Algeria's extension request (aussi disponibles en français)

Comments on Chile's extension request (tambien disponible en espanol)

Comments on DRC's extension request (aussi disponibles en français)

Comments on Eritrea's extension request

Comments on Republic of Congo's extension request

Media and Communications

Please contact Kate Wiggans at kate@icblcmc.org for inquiries

ICBL Director Kasia Derlicka and Cambodian landmine survivors greet Prime Minister Hun Sen at the ICBL's 11MSP booth (c) Giovanni Diffidenti

ICBL Director Kasia Derlicka and Cambodian landmine survivors greet Prime Minister Hun Sen at the ICBL's 11MSP booth (c) Giovanni Diffidenti

To read the ICBL's opening press release for the 11MSP please click here.

To read the ICBL's closing press release for the 11MSP please click here.

IMAGES: For high resolution images from the conference and the global campaign, available to download for publication, visit the ICBL on Flickr: www.flickr.com/minefreeworld. Please credit images as shown.

REAL TIME UPDATES: Keep up to date with real time events from the meeting by following the ICBL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@minefreeworld

GLOBAL COMMUNITY: Be friends with the ICBL Facebook: www.facebook.com/minefreeworld

Frequently Asked Questions on the 11MSP

One month countdown to 11MSP

In the run up to the 11MSP, the ICBL highlighted the amazing work of some of our campaigners from around the world. Read their stories in their own words and how they are working hard to Push For Progress towards a mine free world.

Sister Denise Coghlan (Cambodia) - "I believe that if we act together we can do much more"

Amir Mujanovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina - "This generation has a unique opportunity to provide a key contribution in achieving our ultimate goal - a mine free world"

Muteber Ögreten from Turkey - "Each day that mine clearance doesn’t happen means new victims"

Jelena Vicentic from Serbia - "It is our job to spread the word and keep the issues alive"

Margaret Arach Orech from Uganda - “Unless removed, landmines are ever alert for the next victim”

Raza Shah Khan from Pakistan - “People should understand the conditions of innocent civilians, particularly the most poor and marginalized, who have been wounded, lost limbs or lost their lives to landmines”

Camilo Serna from Colombia - “My dream is to see governments take vital next steps on landmines”

Song Kosal from Cambodia - “I want to hear governments promise that they will do a greater, better job of listening to the real needs of survivors from all over the world”

Official documents and ICBL memo

Documents on the official webpage of the 11MSP (Implementation Support Unit's website)

Practical information about the 11MSP Government of Cambodia's (host of the 11MSP) website

Memo for governments about the 11MSP in English, French and Spanish

Memos for Governments on the Push for Progress by Phnom Penh

Push for Progress

ICBL Youth Ambassador and landmine survivor Song Kosal warmly welcomes delegates of the 11MSP to her homeland, Cambodia. (C) Giovanni Diffidenti

In lead up to the 11th Meeting of States Parties the ICBL is calling on all states to Push for Progress on all aspects of the Mine Ban Treaty by turning the Cartagena Action Plan into real action to achieve concrete progress by the 11MSP. Push for Progress by Phnom Penh: Memo for states in the lead up to the 11th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (in PDF)

Poussez pour le progrès

A l'approche de la 11ème Réunion des États parties, l'ICBL fait un appel à tous les Etats à pousser pour le progrès sur tous les aspects du Traité d'interdiction des mines en tournant le Plan d'action de Cartagena en des mesures concrètes pour réaliser des progrès concrets par le 11MSP. Push for Progress by Phnom Penh: Note d'information pour les Etats en vue de la 11ème Réunion des Etats Partis au Traité d'interdiction des mines (en PDF)

Empujar hacia el progreso

En preparación para la 11ª Reunión de Estados Partes, la Campaña Internacional hace un llamamiento a todos los Estados a empujar hacia el progreso en todos los aspectos del Tratado de Prohibición de Minas convirtiendo el Plan de Acción de Cartagena en una acción real para lograr avances concretos para el 11MSP. Push for Progress by Phnom Penh: Memo para los Estados en preparación de la 11ª Reunión de los Estados Partes del Tratado de Prohibición de Minas (en PDF)

Campaign Tools

The Push for Progress by Phnom Penh action is a mobilisatation of ICBL members around the world to contact their governments and follow-up closely with them in the lead up to the 11MSP.

Click here to find Push for Progress guidelines in English, en español & en francés

Push for Progress logo (with 11MSP text) in PDF and JPEG

Push for Progress logo (without 11MSP text) in PDF and JPEG

Please contact Firoz Alizada with questions on the Push for Progress: firoz@icblcmc.org

Logistical and sponsorship information

ICBL campaigners and Monitor researchers will find in the logistical memo with some important information about registration, accommodation, venue, etc.

Click here to find the logistical memo available in French, and here to find it in Spanish