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Treaties and other Instruments

September 4, 2020 : December 31, 2021

Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Read the President's letter to States Parties to the Convention on an expression of candidacy for the Presidency of the 11th Meeting of States Parties (11MSP) to the Convention (18 June 2021) here.


Silence Procedure (June 2021): Following the general improvement of the COVID-19 health situation and the resumption of in-person conferencing activities at the Palais des Nations, States Parties agreed that the second part of the Second Review Conference will take place in hybrid format on 20 and 21 September 2021 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention on the possibility of holding the meeting between 20 and 23 September 2021 (11 June 2021) here.


Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention (21 May 2021) here.

Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention (8 March 2021) here.


Silence Procedure (January 2021): Due to the continued epidemiological situation caused by COVID-19 and consequent measures by Swiss federal and cantonal authorities, States Parties, through silence procedure held in January 2021, agreed that the second part of the CCM Second Review Conference will be postponed further until the health situation allows for the holding of the meeting.

Read the President's letter to States Parties of the Convention (15 January 2021) here.


Silence Procedure (November 2020): Due to the COVID-19 health situation, States Parties, through silence procedure held in November 2020, agreed that the Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions will take place in two parts: from 25 to 27 November 2020 in virtual format and from 4 to 5 February 2021 in hybrid format at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.


Silence Procedure (February 2020): At the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2 to 4 September 2019), States Parties decided that the Second Review Conference would take place from 16 to 20 November 2020 (CCM/MSP/2019/13, p.69). To respond to a number of logistical constraints, the States Parties, through silence procedure held in February 2020, agreed to move the dates of the Review Conference to 23 to 27 November 2020.


Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 74/62, the United Nations has convened these meetings by note verbale:

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An invitation letter was also addressed to the relevant international organizations by Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.


For information on the Convention, visit the website of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.

For information on the implementation of the Convention, visit the website of the CCM Implementation Support Unit

Ongoing

Conferences and Working Groups

June 1, 2021 : December 17, 2021

June 1, 2021

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June 2, 2021

On 31 December 2020, the General Assembly adopted resolution 75/240 establishing an Open-ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021–2025.

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First substantive session
New York

Ongoing

Treaties and other Instruments

August 3, 2021 : October 1, 2021

August 3, 2021

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August 13, 2021

September 27, 2021

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October 1, 2021

The session is broadcast live on https://media.un.org/en/webtv

Expert groups

November 1, 2021 : December 31, 2021

By operative paragraphs of its Resolution 74/50 (A/RES/74/50) the General Assembly of the United Nations requested the Secretary-General:

to seek the substantive views of Member States on the report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Nuclear Disarmament Verification and to report back to the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session;

(operative paragraph 2)

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to establish a group of governmental experts of up to 25 participants, chosen on the basis of equitable geographical representation and equitable representation of women and men, which will meet in Geneva for four sessions of one week each in 2021 and 2022, to further consider nuclear disarmament verification issues, including, inter alia, the concept of a Group of Scientific and Technical Experts, building on the report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Nuclear Disarmament Verification and the views of Member States referred to in paragraph 2 above.

(operative paragraph 6)

Report of the Secretary-General

The report requested by operative paragraph 2 of A/RES/74/50 is available as A/75/126.

Group of Governmental Experts on Nuclear Disarmament Verification

After careful consideration of the appropriate composition of the Group of Governmental Experts requested by the operative paragraph 6 of A/RES/74/50, the Secretary-General invited the Governments of the following countries to nominate an expert to participate in the work of the Group: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America. The experts of the Group will work in their personal capacity and hold their first meeting in 2021.

Treaties and other Instruments

November 22, 2021 : November 25, 2021

Following consultations with BWC States Parties and a silence procedure, the Meeting of States Parties is postponed to 22 to 25 November 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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