On 17 August 2017, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/1428 in support of the implementation of the Convention. The Convention’s Implementation Support Unit (ISU) has been entrusted to serve as technical implementer for the Decision which was set to end in October 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a number of activities could not take place within the period and a four-month extension was granted until February 2021.
Through the Decision, the EU and its Member States seek to promote the universalization of the Convention and its norms, and support efforts on the part of the States Parties to implement victim assistance, mine clearance, and stockpile destruction obligations.
European Union Council Decision Actions (2018-2020)
The Decision was launched at the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) with the participation of EU Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Jacek Bylica, Special Envoy of the Convention Prince Mired of Jordan, EU officials and Member States representatives, and those representing States Parties that would benefit from the Action. More information here.