15 June 2010

In order to ensure the systematic and effective implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, four informal, open-ended Standing Committees meet once a year in Geneva, Switzerland. The meetings are open to governments (States Parties and states not party), relevant international organizations and non-governmental organizations. The ICBL actively participates in those meetings, delivers expert statements, makes the voice of mine survivors heard, organizes side events and feeds information to the media.

The Intersessional Standing Committees Meetings took place from 21 to 25 June 2010 at the World Meteorological Organization building, Avenue de la Paix 7bis, Geneva, Switzerland.

Summary: Summary of the ISC meetings, 21-25 June.

ICBL Statements: Universalization, 21 June. Views of the ICBL on the state of stockpile destruction implementation, 21 June. Transparency reporting, 21 June. Allegations of use of antipersonnel mines by Turkey, 21 June. Statement on a mine-free Central America, 22 June. Comments and questions on mine clearance, 22 June. Updates on ICBL’s post-Cartagena victim assistance activities, 24 June. Inclusive development, 24 June. International cooperation and assistance on victim assistance, 25 June. International cooperation and assistance on mine clearance, 25 June. International cooperation and assistance on other matters, 25 June. Mines retained for training and research purposes, 25 June. Intersessional work programme review, 25 June.

Official Programme: The official programme of the week is available on the Implementation Support Unit's website.

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