Agenda Item #11:

The third day of the Meeting began with continued discussions on the Review of the General Status and Operation of the Convention:

Matters pertaining to Article 2

  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • Guinea Bissau

Addressing the humanitarian impact of mines that may pose similar risks to civilian populations as anti-personnel mines

Matters pertaining to Article 3

Matters pertaining to Article 7

Dialogue related to the facilitation and clarification of compliance

  • Canada
  • France
  • ICBL

Matters pertaining to compliance concerns

  • ICBL

Matters pertaining to Article 9

Agenda Item #12:

The Vice-President provided an opportunity for States Paties to consider matters arising from / in the context of reports submitted under Article 7. No delegation took the floor.

Agenda Item #13:

The Vice-President informed the Meeting that he had not been informed of any request submitted under Article 5.

Agenda Item #14:

The Vice-President informed the Meeting that he had not been informed of any request submitted under Article 5.

Agenda Item #10:

Following completion of Agenda Item #14, the meeting reverted to Agenda Item #10 for the final part of the General Exchange of Views. The following States Parties made statements:

The following States that did not sign the Convention nor have acceded to it made statements:

Agenda Item #15:

The States Parties commenced informal discussions:

Victim assistance and socio-economic reintegration

  • ICBL Working Group on Victim Assistance PDF 26KB
  • Australia
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Chile
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Handicap International
  • Handicap International Belgium Text PDF 109KB | Slides PDF 1.5MB
  • Albania
  • Mozambique
  • Nicaragua
  • Canada
  • South Africa
  • ICRC PDF 62KB 
  • Peru
  • Mexico Spanish PDF 42KB 
  • ICBL Working Group on Victim Assistance
  • Mexico Spanish PDF 46KB
  • Landmine Survivors Network
  • Australia, on behalf of itself and Croatia in their capacity as the incoming Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Victim Assistance and Socio-Economic Reintegration, made a statement on the Co-Chairs' intentions during 2003-2004 PDF 63KB.

Mine clearance, mine risk education and mine action technologies

  • The Co-Chairs presented a detailed overview of the status of implementation, entitled Progress in implementing Article 5 PDF 498KB. In addition, the ICBL Mine Action Working Group PDF 90KB provided an update on its assessment of implementation and the ICBL Mine Risk Education Sub-Working Group did the same with respect to the topic of mine risk education.

  • Updates on matters pertaining to the implementation of the Convention's mine action obligations were provided by the following:

    • Chile
    • Nicaragua
    • United Kingdom
    • UNDP
    • Italy PDF 1.3MB

  • As time ran out, further discussion was postponed until the fifth day of the meeting.