Side Events

From November 14th 

Installation at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) of Quinta Normal "Interrupted Landscapes"

 Imagen foto_00000001The project "Interrupted Landscapes", from the art collectiv Border Agency, is inspired by the minefields sown in the northern region of San Pedro de Atacama and reflects upon the influence of technology as both a symbolic and material player in the shaping of territories and landscapes. The project, financed by the National Fund for Culture and Arts (Fondart) aims to make visible the interaction between subject - space - technology that define modern landscapes.

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Sunday, November 27th

07:00 | Field visit to Arica and Parinacota (XV Region)

Hosted by the Government of Chile — Meeting point at the Sheraton Hotel — Pre-registration required.

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The objective of this trip, which is coordinated with the National Demining Commission, is to visit the demining work underway in the area of Quebrada Escritos located in Chile's northern most region of Arica and Partinacota, and the Museum of Saint Miguel of Azapa to see the oldest mummies in the world from the ancient Chinchorro culture. Head of Delegations interested in participating in this day trip should sign up in advance when registering online.


Monday, November 28th

13:00 | Landmine Monitor 2016 briefing 

Hosted by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) 

Room: Pedro De Valdivia (B) 


Leading civil society experts will share the major findings of Landmine Monitor 2016. The event will detail global and national developments in landmine ban policy, survey, and clearance of landmines and other explosive remnants of war, support for mine action, casualties and victim assistance.

18:45 | 15MSP Opening Reception

Hosted by H.E. Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Room: Carpa Bohío, Sheraton Hotel


The 15MSP President is hosting a welcome reception for delegates attending the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties in Santiago.


Tuesday, November 29th

09:00 | Minas Antipersonal: La Mirada Humana / Anti-Personnel Mines: The Human perspective

Hosted by Seguridad Humana en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, SEHLAC

Room: El Quixote


Representatives from El Salvador, Colombia and Chile will provide a reflective look on the daily life challenges faced by landmine victims.

13:00 | Launch of the 2016 Clearing the Mines Report

Hosted by Norwegian People's Aid

Room: Pedro De Valdivia (B)


This event will feature HALO Trust, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), and Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) as they launch the 'Clearing the Mines Report'. With a discussion on the progress in landmine survey, clearance and implementation of Article 5 of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

13:00 | Guidance for States on an Integrated Approach to Victim Assistance, and Victim Assistance Reporting 

Hosted by the Coordinators on Victim Assistance, and Cooperation and Assistance of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, together with the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Victim Assistance Committee

Room: Pedro De Valdivia (C)


This event will launch two new publications with the aim to provide cross-cutting guidance to States in the implementation of victim assistance obligations under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and Protocol V of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).

18:00 | Colombia: An example of peacebuilding in the territory 

Hosted by the Colombian National Authority on Mine Action (DAICMA) and Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

Room: Sheraton Hotel Lobby 

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Inauguration of the photography exhibition by award-winner photographer Giovanni Diffidenti featuring demining pilot projects and peace initiatives taking place in the Orejón and Santa Helena areas of Colombia; followed by a reception.

Wednesday, 30 November 

13:00 | Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and improvised landmines 

Hosted by the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) Room: Pedro De Valdivia (B)

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The mine action community has been addressing threats from improvised landmines since the early days of humanitarian demining. This event will explore current operational and policy challenges and will provide an opportunity for discussion on various solutions in relation to improvised landmines. 

13:00 | Cambodia's Mine Action Program: Let's finish the job 

Hosted by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) 

Room: Pedro De Valdivia (C) 


This event will provide an update on Cambodia's mine action program, key achievements, remaining challenges and what is required to finish the job by 2025.

13:00 | Presentation of the study, 'Land Mines and Spatial Development' 

Hosted by Handicap International 

Room: El Quixote 


'Land Mines and Spatial Development', is a study conducted by The London Business School and Brown University with a specific focus on Mozambique. The authors explore the economic consequences of demining for both the affected districts and to the Mozambican economy as a whole. Results reveal positive impacts of land mine removal on aggregate economic development.

13:00 | Mine Action Innovation in the Middle East 

Hosted by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) 

Room: Pedro De Valdivia (B) 


This side event draws on the experience of actors in the Middle East region in dealing with multiple challenges for the implementation of mine action activities and poor security environments. These challenges test the ability to maintain recognised standards, stretch opportunities to deliver quality training of field staff, and restrict traditional monitoring and evaluation of projects. This event will present a series of innovative tools and approaches that are in use today, or under development, to deliver solutions for mine action activities under these conditions. 

13:00 | SENADIS: Human Rights and the CRPD
Hosted by the Chilean National Service of Persons with Disabilities (SENADIS) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile 

Room: Pedro De Valdivia (C) 

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This side event will feature Professor Maria Soledad Cisternas, President of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities who will discuss the relationship between international human rights law and the work of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Side Events Program
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