08.30 - 09.15 Opening of the Meeting and Adoption of Agenda
Discussion of aims for the First Meeting of SCE
09.15 - 12.15 Topic 1 : Standards and Criteria
Introduced by
Mr Stephan VigiƩ (UNMAS)
Mr Bill Howell (HI)
10.00 - 1015 Coffee break
12.15 - 12.30Summing up and further work to be undertaken
12.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 17.30 Topic 2 : Measures of Impact and Benefit
In troduced by
Mr Eric Filippino (GICHD , on behalf of UNMAS and UNDP )
Mr Bob Eaton (VVAF/SAC)
16.00 - 16.15 Coffee break
17.30 - 17.45Summing up and further work to be undertaken
Tuesday 14 September
09.00 - 11.30 Topic 3 : Planning and Prioritisation
Introduced by
Mr Bounphone Sayasenh (UXO Lao)
Mr Svein Henriksen (Norway )
Mr Tim Carstairs (MAG)
10.00 - 10.15 Coffee break
11.30 - 11.45Summing up and further work to be undertaken
11.45 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 17.30 Topic 4 : Coordination
Introduced by
Mr Sayed Aqa (MAPA/ICBL)
Amb. Daniel Livermore ( Canada )
16.00 - 16.15 Coffee break
17.30 - 17.45 Summing up and further work to be undertaken
18.30 Reception hosted by the Director of the GICHD
Restaurant Vieux-Bois, Av. De la Paix 12, Geneva
Wednesday 15 September 
08.30 - 11.30 Topic 5 : Building National Capacity
Introduced by
Mr Ian Mansfield
Mr.Artur Verissimo
10.00 - 10.15 Coffee Break
11.30 - 11.45 Summing up and further work to be undertaken
11.45 - 12.30 Review of conclusions of First Meeting
Planning for Second Meeting of SCE
12.30 Close
Also available is a summary sheet on each topic.These set out the expected scope of the topic to be considered, and may be helpful in suggesting connections between topics, and an overview of what the Standing Committee aims to achieve. They also indicate questions which have arisen in the formulation of the topics during preparatory meetings and discussions - though these are not intended to exclude further questions and issues under that topic. Each topic specifies an objective. The discussion under each topic will aim to refine that objective, so that at the end of the Meeting it should be clear what the Standing Committee expects to achieve by the Second Meeting of States Parties (SMSP) in September 2000. More specifically, the Meeting should set out what work needs to be done between now and the SMSP to achieve this, and identify who is responsible for ensuring that this work is done. Thus, discussion of each topic should be focused clearly on practical and achievable outcomes which will add value to the Ottawa process. The Standing Committee will meet again at the end of March 2000 to review progress.