Convention on Cluster Munitions-Second Review Conference

General information

Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference 

The Second Preparatory Meeting for the Second Review Conference will take place in the Assembly Hall at the Palais des Nations in Geneva (Switzerland) on 4 September 2020 (10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.).

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! Additional Seats available in the Assembly Hall

Following the end of the registration period for delegations on 26 August, 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/32313/ by Thursday 3 September at 5 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: As indicated in the Note Verbale of 4 March 2020, the details of the composition of the delegation to the Second Preparatory Meeting must be submitted by Wednesday 26 August 18:00 CEST to the CCM Secretariat at ccm@un.org with a clear indication of 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/32313/ by Wednesday 26 August 18:00 CEST.


Health and safety considerations: 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 and all permanent observer offices to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, 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.


Badges: Please be advised that delegates already in possession of permanent UNOG accreditation (UNOG blue badge) will not be required to pick up an event specific badge at Pregny gate. Those who are not in possession of a valid UN badge are requested to pick up an event specific badge at Pregny gate and present the registration confirmation generated by the Indico system. 


List of Speakers: Delegations may inscribe themselves in the list of speakers by raising their flag during the meeting. There will not be a list of speakers prepared in advance of the meeting. 


Statements: 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: speeches@un.org with a copy to info@cmconvention.org. Please note that statements should be as far as possible thematic, short and practical.


Documents distribution: Please note that there will be no distribution of documents in the Assembly Hall. The draft Final Report of the Second Preparatory Meeting and the provisional List of Participants will be circulated via email. The Secretariat will send a test email to all participating States on Thursday 3 September at 3 p.m. If you haven’t received this test email, please inform the Secretariat as a matter of urgency at ccm@un.org on Friday 4 September.


Webcast: 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.