FEEDBACK – Handicap International at the 14th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty | November 30, 2015

On the occasion of the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties (30th November- 4th December), 162 States Parties are gathered in Geneva this week, to assess the success and challenges of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. The 14MSP is the first […]

On the occasion of the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties (30th November- 4th December), 162 States Parties are gathered in Geneva this week, to assess the success and challenges of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

The 14MSP is the first time the international community gathers formally to discuss the implementation of the Convention since the adoption of the Maputo Action Plan 2014-2019. Under Belgian presidency, the States Parties will be expected to report on progresses and plans on implementating the Maputo Action Plan and achieving their treaty obligations. States not party will be expected to report on their positions and plans for joining the Mine Ban Treaty. The States Parties will also consider and take decisions on requests for extended mine clearance deadlines under the Article 5 of the treaty submitted by Cyprus, Ethiopia, Mauritania, and Senegal.

Handicap International will support advocacy actions carried out by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Namely, we will convey strong messages on victim assistance to promote the participation and inclusion of victims as well as persons with disabilities, in a CRPD-compliant approach. Luis Silvestre Wamusse, a survivor from Mozambique, will be part of Handicap International delegation to help disseminate this message.

Read ICBL’s highlights on the meeting here.

 


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