Tuesday 10 February
1. Opening of the meeting
The meeting was opened by its Co-Chairs, Ambassador Mike Smith of the Australia and Ms. Dijana Plestina of Croatia, and, with the support of its Co-Rapporteurs Ms. Maria Pia Hernandez of Nicaragua and Ms. Mariann Murvoll of Norway.
2. Updates from relevant States Parties on the status of implementation
The following States Parties provided updates on the problems they face, their plans, progress and priorities for assistance pertaining to the responsibility to provide for the care, rehabilitation and reintegration of landmine survivors:
Ms. Margaret Orech, Co-Chair of the ICBL Working Group on Victim Assistance, provided a response on behalf of the ICBL to these updates.
3. Introduction of the Raising the Voices initiative
The landmine survivors participating in the Raising the Voices initiative were introduced to the Standing Committee.
4. Updates on regional victim assistance initiatives
The following States Parties and organizations involved in regional victim assistance efforts provided updates:
5. Updates on assistance and cooperation
The Co-Chairs provided an opportunity for donors to share information on their activities as well as for all actors to discuss the means available to assist States Parties in meeting their obligations. The following took advantage of this opportunity:
6. Successful economic reintegration initiatives
The following shared information on specific economic reintegration efforts, highlighting lessons-learned and elements for successful programming:
In addition, a participant of the Raising the Voices initiative took the floor to provide input on this matter PDF 31KB
7. Enhancing cooperation between providers of prosthetics and orthopedic services
8. Physical accessibility
A participant from the Raising the Voices initiative took the floor to provide input on the matter of physical accessibility.
Ms. Becky Jordan, Co-Chair of the ICBL Working Group on Victim Assistance, provided an update on ongoing discussions intended to improve coordinationg between international actors involved in prosthetics and orthopedics.