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(c) Treaties and other Instruments

December 1, 2020 : December 10, 2020

  • The 2020 BWC Meetings of Experts will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 1 to 10 December at the Palais des Nations in Room XVII, at the Palais des Nations
    • Adjust MX dates in text: MX1: 1 to 2 December, MX2: 3 to 4 December, MX3: 7 December, MX4: 8 to 9 December, MX5: 10 December;
    •  All registration letters/note verbales should reach the Implementation Support Unit no later than 6 November 2020.
    • Delegations from States and international organisations can collect their passes from 12:00 on Friday 27 November 2020. NGO representatives can collect their passes in person from 08:00 on Monday, 30 November 2020.

(c) Treaties and other Instruments

April 12, 2021 : April 15, 2021

Overview

Rules of Procedure

Communications from the MSP Chairman

Information for participants

Registration

(c) Treaties and other Instruments

September 28, 2020 : September 28, 2020

The 2020 Protocol V Meeting of Experts will take place on 28 September 2020 in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations. Ambassador Yury Ambrazevich of Belarus will chair the Meeting of Experts as President of the Fourteenth Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V.

The final report of the 2019 Thirteenth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V provides guidance and direction for the work of the Experts to be undertaken in 2020.

The main issues that will be addressed at the 2020 Meeting of Experts include:

1. Article 4 on “Recording, retaining and transmission of information” and generic preventive measures, under the overall responsibility of the President-designate of the Fourteenth Conference;
2. National reporting, under the overall responsibility of the President-designate of the Fourteenth Conference;
3. Victim assistance, under the overall responsibility of the Coordinator on victim assistance;
4. Clearance of explosive remnants of war,under the overall responsibility of the Coordinator on clearance and technical assistance.

 

Draft Programme of Work

Administrative Guidelines

Guidelines on file sharing on WeTranser

(c) Treaties and other Instruments

September 29, 2020 : September 30, 2020

The 2020 Amended Protocol II Group of Experts will take place on 29 September (10AM-1PM & 3PM-6PM) and 30 September (3-6PM) 2020 in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations. Ambassador Maria Teresa T. Almojuela of the Philippines will chair the Group of Experts as President-designate of the Twenty-second Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II.

The final document of the Twenty-first Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II provides guidance and direction for the work of the Experts to be undertaken in 2020.

The main issues that will be addressed at the 2020 Group of Experts include:

  1. Review of the operation and status of the Protocol, consideration of matters arising from reports by High Contracting Parties according to Article 13 (4) of Amended Protocol II;
  2. Improvised explosive devices (IED), under the overall responsibility of the Coordinator, Colonel Pascal Levant of France, to be assisted by Ms. Diana Esperanza Castillo Castro of Colombia.

Ongoing

(c) Treaties and other Instruments

September 21, 2020 : November 6, 2020

September 21, 2020

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September 25, 2020

November 2, 2020

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November 6, 2020

The first session of the 2020 GGE on LAWS will be held on 21-25 September 2020 in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The session can be followed virtually on UN Web TV.

The second session will be held on 2-6 November 2020.

 

Registration

Delegates who will participate in person or take the floor remotely through Interprefy are requested to register on Indico by Friday 18 September. Kindly choose one of the three options for mode of participation: “primary speaker in-person”, “alternate speaker in-person” and “remote speaker”. Please note that, unless given permission in advance to have an additional delegate in the room, the primary in-person speaker and the in-person alternate speaker must alternate and cannot be present in the room at the same time.

Delegates who already have a UN grounds pass must also register on Indico in order to attend the meeting in person, in line with UNOG guidelines and regulations in response to COVID-19.

Note verbals or official letters (in the case of civil society and academia) are required to register on Indico. Kindly send note verbals or official letters to ccw@un.org no later than Friday 18 September 10AM Geneva time listing the names and the titles of only those delegates that will participant in person and those who will take the floor remotely, as well as the mode of speech (in-person primary, in-person alternate, or remote through Interprefy) of each speaker. For remote speakers, it is important to indicate in the note verbal the email address to which the link to Interprefy should be sent.

Those who will follow the proceedings remotely on UN Web TV without taking the floor should not register on Indico nor be included in the note verbal or official letter. Live coverage of the meeting can be accessed without prior registration and is offered in all six official languages of the UN.

 

In-person participation

Due to distancing requirements and reduced capacity in all conference rooms at the Palais des Nations, each delegation is requested to nominate only one delegate to participate in the meeting in person in Room XIX. Any leftover seats in the room after the in-person delegate of each and every delegation has been confirmed will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to delegations who express their interest in having one more delegate present in Room XIX.

Kindly note, however, that the secondary rows behind the seats with microphones are sealed off to ensure distancing and cannot be occupied.

 

Interprefy

To allow for remote speaking and simultaneous interpretation into 6 languages, Interprefy will be used for the entirety of the meeting on 21-25 September.

Remote participation through Interprefy must be coordinated in advance with the Secretariat as indicated above and cannot be requested in-session. To keep Interprefy connections to a manageable number from a conference management perspective, we kindly ask delegations to request Interprefy access only for representatives that will take the floor.

Kindly note that it is the responsibility of each remote speaker to establish a strong, stable internet connection throughout the delivery of the statement, to ensure optimal sound quality to allow for simultaneous interpretation. Please find attached a short guide on the internet connection and technical equipment requirements for Interprefy.

In order to maintain the duration of a session of three hours, delivery of statements through Interprefy should be limited to 30 minutes per session. Longer use of Interprefy per session would result in the reduction of the entire session duration to 2 hours. Regardless of the duration of each session, there will be two sessions per day, which equals at least 4 hours of meeting per day.