This page contains information on the mandate, structure and activities of Protocol V Meetings of experts - an informal implementation mechanism established by the First Conference, as stipulated in paragraph 38 of its Final Document (CCW/P.V/CONF/2007/1), as follows: "The Conference decided to establish a mechanism for consultation and cooperation consisting of informal meetings of experts, chaired by Coordinators, on issues such as:

  1. a. clearance;
  2. b. cooperation and assistance;
  3. c. generic preventive measures;
  4. d. reporting;
  5. e. requests for assistance with the aim to connect needs with resources. The meeting should aim at fostering cooperation and assistance between those requesting assistance in dealing with the problems posed both by existing and future ERW and those in a position to provide assistance;
  6. f. universalization;
  7. g. victim assistance;
  8. h. any other relevant issue."