Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, addressed the 14MSP on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
2. Operation and status of the Convention
2.f Stockpile Destruction (continued)
The following States Parties that are still in the process of destroying stockpiled anti-personnel mines, including previously unknown stockpiles, provided updates on steps taken to implement Actions #5 through #7 of the Maputo Action Plan: Poland, Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Belarus.
The following other delegations shared views or information on matters concerning stockpile destruction: Indonesia, Oman, UNMAS and the ICBL.
3. Transparency, initiative on reporting
The President presented an updated version of his Guide to Reporting.
The following delegations shared views or information on matters concerning transparency and the initiative on reporting: Thailand, Switzerland, UNMAS and the ICBL.
4. Administrative and financial issues
4.a Report by the Implementation Support Unit, audited statements
The Acting Director of the Implementation Support Unit introduced the ISU’s 2015 interim narrative and financial report and the ISU’s 2014 audited financial statement. The 14MSP approved the ISU’s 2015 interim report.
States Parties discussed recommendations on strengthening the financial governance and transparency within the ISU.
The following delegations shared views on matters concerning strengthening financial governance and transparency within the ISU: Switzerland, European Union, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Thailand, Norway, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia, Japan, France, Poland, Chile, Ireland Germany, Latvia, Costa Rica and Tajikistan.
4.c Presentation, discussion and adoption of the ISU work plan and budget 2016-2019
The President introduced the ISU work plan and budget 2016-2019 and the 14MSP adopted this document.
4.d Presentation, discussion and adoption of the ISU work plan and budget 2016
The ISU Acting Director presented the ISU work plan and budget 2016 and the 14MSP adopted this document.
The following delegation shared views on matters concerning the ISU work plan and budget 2016: Latvia.
4.e ISU Recruitments
The President introduced the draft decision on a selection procedure for the recruitment of a new ISU Director and on principles for future recruitments as well as the vacancy announcement for the new ISU Director.
The following delegations shared views on these matters: South Africa, Germany, Norway, Costa Rica and New Zealand.
4.f Sponsorship Programme
The Coordinator of the Sponsorship Programme, Australia, provided an update.
The following delegation shared views on the sponsorship programme: Chile.