Between the 28 of November and 2 of December, the 15th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) will take place in Santiago, Chile.
This Meeting is carried out in accordance with article 11 of the Convention and in agreement with the Conferences of States Parties in charge of reviewing the Convention.
In its capacity as President of the 15th Meeting of States Parties (15MSP), Chile aims to provide an inclusive space for reflection open to all: States Parties and non-Parties, Civil Society, international organizations, the private sector, and all others holding an interest in establishing a world free of mines by 2025.
All actors involved in the process of demining, international cooperation, assistance to victims and other issues relevant to the Ottawa Convention should assess the status of their obligations pursuant to the Convention, and help develop new and innovative ideas/guidelines to ensure its comprehensive implementation.
For Chile, this Convention serves as a cornerstone of International Human Rights, Disarmament, and Human Security.
As States Parties we have committed to work for the prohibition of all activities related to antipersonnel mines, with the aim of protecting not only our national securities, but importantly, global human security as well. Here at the 15MSP, we have the opportunity to meet and outline the next steps to achieve world free of antipersonnel mines. A focus on international security, based in the protection of individuals, without discrimination, will serve as the underlying theme of the national Presidency for this Convention.
All participants must register using the online form. Once the registration process is completed, each delegation is required to officially notify its members and head to the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs in Geneva. Only when each delegation has completed these 2 steps of the registration process, a confirmation of participation will be sent to its members.
The deadline for registration is november 11th.Register here
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