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Second Meeting of the States Parties

The Second Meeting of the States Parties took place in Geneva, 11-15 September 2000. 

The opening of the Second Meeting was preceded by a ceremony at which statements were delivered by the following: Vladimir Petrovsky, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Adolf Ogi, President of Switzerland; Martine Brunschwig Graf, State Councillor of the Republic and Canton of Geneva; Alain Vaissade, Mayor of the City of Geneva; Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid of Belgium; Elisabeth Reusse-Decrey, President of the Swiss Campaign against Landmines; Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. In addition, a presentation was made by 18 landmine survivors from 14 countries.

Photo courtesy of the Swiss Campaign to Ban Landmines