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Side events programme

Wednesday 22 May, 2019 | 13:00 – 15:00


  • Counting (on) success: Monitoring Progress and Visualising Indicators Relevant to the Oslo Action Plan

Room: B | Host: Landmine Monitor, ICBL-CMC

Panellists will discuss future reporting on challenges and progress in preparation of the next action plan. How can the needs, funding, efforts, and changes in the situation on the ground will need to be monitored over time and geographically. Linking survivor assistance results to UN Sustainable Development Goal indicators, WHO plans, human rights obligations and humanitarian law will also be key to the implementation of the core pillars of survivor assistance.


  • Integrating a Gender Perspective in Mine Action

Room: C1 | Host: Oslo Review Conference Working Group on Gender

This session will address best practices and challenges for gender mainstreaming in various areas of mine action, including advocacy, victim assistance, survey and risk education. It will also discuss promoting gender equity through employment.

Thursday 23 May 2019 | 13:00 – 15:00

  • Towards a Mine-free Sri Lanka in 2020: Challenges and Prospects for Partnership

Room: B | Host: Government of Sri Lanka and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva

As one of the newest States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Sri Lanka is committed to the effective and efficient implementation of the objectives of the Convention. The Brown Bag Session will look at Sri Lanka’s progress and its remaining challenges in achieving its ambitious goal of a mine-free Sri Lanka by 2020, as well as Sri Lanka’s commitment to supporting mine victims and survivors. The session will also provide an opportunity to discuss challenges and prospects for partnership.

Invitation Concept note

Friday 24 May 2019

08:30 – 09:45

  • Informal Discussion: Innovative Finance for Mine Action

Room: C1 | Host: The Committee on the Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance, The HALO Trust

This interactive discussion will discuss the practicality of further exploring innovative funding mechanisms for mine action to support States Parties in reaching completion prior to or by 2025.

Innovative financing
for mine action


  • Mine Action in the Korean Peninsula: Current Situation and Future Issues

Room: C1 | Host: Korean Campaign to Ban Landmines

For decades the Korean Peninsula has been densely contaminated with landmines, with humanitarian consequences for the civilian population. This event presents a historical overview of the problem and introduces the progress of the mine action and the situation so far, and discusses future challenges of clearing landmines from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).


  • Muro-Landmines - Victims in Western Sahara

Room: C2 | Host: Asociación de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharaaui de Sevilla

This event will provide an update on the situation of victims in Western Sahara. Cultural and environmental characteristics will be discussed. Cases of victims and their treatment in a refuge situation will be shared. Focus will also be given to advances in demining and the role of women. The campaign and work of the citizen platform for the eradication of mines created in Andalusia will also be screened.