Agenda Item #15

The States Parties continued informal discussions:

Mine clearance, mine risk education and mine action technologies

  • Landmine Action UK
  • Japan
  • PRIO
  • Germany
  • Thailand
  • Eritrea
  • Belgium
  • Canada PDF 51KB
  • Japan
  • Peru

Stockpile destruction

  • The Co-Chairs provided an update on the status of implementation and called upon the Manager of the Implementation Support Unit to introduce the document entitled, Timelines for the Implementation of Article 4 PDF 152KB. In addition, the Co-Chairs distributed a document entitled,  Stockpile Destruction Bibliography: Resources contained in the Convention's Documentation Centre PDF 217KB. In addition, the ICBL shared its views on the status of implementation.
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Afghanistan
  • Mozambique
  • Chile Spanish PDF 2MB 
  • Ukraine PDF 42KB
  • Argentina
  • Canada PDF 55KB
  • New Zealand
  • European Commission
  • NATO

Agenda Item #10

Following the end of informal discussions, the meeting reverted to the final State on the list of speakers during the General Exchange of Views:

Agenda Item #16

On the basis the Report of the President of the Fourth Meeting of the States Parties PDF 18KB with respect to Consultations on Preparations for the Convention’s First Review Conference, the States Parties agreed to hold the Convention's First Review Conference at United Nations facilities in Nairobi from 29 November to 3 December 2004 and to hold Preparatory Meetings in United Nations facilities in Geneva on 13 February and 28-29 June 2004.

In addition, the meeting agreed to designate Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch of Austria as the President of the First Review Conference, to request that Kenya designate a Secretary-General of the Review Conference, to accept the estimated costs PDF 10KB prepared by the United Nations for convening the Preparatory Meetings, and to proceed with proceed with a preparatory process in a manner consistent with the elements contained in the Report of the President of the Fourth Meeting. Finally, the meeting urged participation at the highest possible level in a high level segment to be held at the end of the First Review Conference.

Agenda Item #17

No delegation took the floor under the agenda item, "any other business."

Agenda Item #18

The meeting adopted the Final Report of the Fifth Meeting of the States Parties and the Declaration of the Fifth Meeting of the States Parties -- the Bangkok Declaration. In addition, the meeting warmly welcomed the President's Action Programme PDF 108KB as a practical means of focusing the collective efforts of the States Parties and other actors in progress in achieving the core humanitarian aims of the Convention in the period leading to the Convention's First Review Conference.

Agenda Item #19

His Excellency Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, closed the meeting by reading a statement on behalf of His Excellency Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, Ministre of Foreign Affairs of Thailand PDF 398KB.