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What was the 10MSP

The Tenth Meeting of the States Parties (10MSP) was a formal diplomatic meeting of the 156 States that have accepted the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

The 10MSP was the first time that the international community had gathered formally to discuss the problems caused by anti-personnel mines since the landmark 2009 Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World, where the States Parties adopted the Cartagena Action Plan 2010-2014.

At the 10MSP, approximately 700 delegates representing over 100 States and dozens of international and non-governmental organisations discussed the Geneva Progress Report 2009-2010. This report documents progress made between during the first year of the application of the Cartagena Action Plan, in the pursuit of a mine-free world.

The States Parties also developed solutions to challenges faced in implementing the Convention, including challenges related to clearing mined areas, destroying stockpiled mines and ensuring sustained support for landmine survivors. A key area of interest at the 10MSP was enhancing international cooperation and assistance.

In addition, the 10MSP considered requests for extensions on States’ ten year deadlines for clearing mined areas. Requests were submitted by Chad, Colombia, Denmark, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Zimbabwe.

Also at the 10MSP, the States Parties assessed the Convention’s implementation machinery, including by considering the outcomes of an evaluation of the Implementation Support Unit and a review of the Intersessional Work Programme.