Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
First Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference on 29 June 2020
The First Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), in the General Assembly Hall on 29 June 2020 (10-1 and 3 p.m.-6 p.m.).
Additional Seats available in the General Assembly Hall
Following the end of the registration period for delegations on 23 June, a limited number of additional seats are available for delegations to follow the meeting. These seats will be available at the back of the Assembly Hall or in the galleries on the side and will be without a nameplate.
Delegates who are not already registered and who wish to also be present in the room, are invited to register in Indico at https://indico.un.org/event/32301 by Friday 6 p.m.
This will allow the secretariat to expand the participation of delegations to 2 delegates per delegation in the room, up to the capacity of the conference room. Please note that registration will be possible up to the room capacity after which the system will not be able to accept additional enrollments.
Please note that additional participants will NOT be able to sit close to their delegation but rather at the back of the room or in the galleries.
Requirements for in person participation:
The details of the composition of the delegation to the First Preparatory Meeting be submitted by Tuesday 23 June 18:00 CEST to the CCM Secretariat at email@example.com with a Note Verbale that clearly indicates the delegate who will participate in person in the meeting and any alternate.
In order to comply with tracing requirements that are part of the new COVID 19 measures, all delegates need to register in Indico regardless of whether they are already in possession of a valid UN badge at https://indico.un.org/event/32301/ at the latest by Tuesday 23 June 18:00 CEST.
Kindly note that in compliance with the arrangements contained in Notes Verbales dated 22 May and 12 June 2020 from the United Nations at Geneva addressed to all Permanent Missions, all persons physically present in the Palais des Nations are required to be free of COVID-19 symptoms and to maintain the recommended physical distancing at any time. Moreover, all persons physically present inside the conference rooms will be required to wear a face covering mask.
In order to facilitate the work of the interpreters, we would be grateful if you could send us a copy of your statements before you deliver them to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
Webcast services in all six official languages of the organization will be provided on http://webtv.un.org/ to allow those not present in the room to follow the proceedings remotely.
More information will be made available as it becomes available.
Silence Procedure (June 2020): States Parties agreed that the First Preparatory Meeting will be held on Monday, 29 June 2020 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Silence Procedure (May-June 2020): Due to the COVID-19 situation, States Parties agreed that the First Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference be postponed to a later date. The dates and locations of the Second Preparatory Meeting and the Second Review Conference remain unchanged (4 September 2020 and 23 to 27 November 2020 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland).
Letter to CCM States Parties from the President (29 May 2020) on the postponement of the First Preparatory Meeting can be found here.
Letter to CCM States Parties from the President (15 May 2020) can be found here.
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:
An invitation letter was also addressed to the relevant international organizations by Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
For information on the implementation of the Convention, visit the website of the CCM Implementation Support Unit.