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Advocacy and International Law, Mine Ban Treaty, AP Mine Ban, APMBC, Ottawa Treaty, Landmine, 17MSP, States Parties, 2018, Mine Ban Treaty


The Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties (17MSP) was a formal meeting of the 164 States Parties to the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction. The 17MSP was held in accordance with Article 11 of the Convention and pursuant to decisions of the 2017 Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties.

A total of 125 delegations participated in the 17MSP, including 93 States parties, 10 States not party and 22 organisations.

The 17MSP was presided over by Afghanistan which has strived to encourage mine-affected and other States as well as donors to actively engage in partnerships to accelerate meeting the Convention's aims. Afghanistan sees that the Convention is not just about clearing mined areas but is also about a commitment to protect and ensure that landmine survivors are able to exercise their human rights and participate in society on an equal basis with others in their community.

The 17MSP was the last opportunity for the States Parties to assess progress in achieving the aims of the Maputo Action Plan in advance of the Convention’s Fourth Review Conference due to take place in November 2019. In this respect the 17MSP considered the current status of implementation of the Convention and laid the foundation for a collective reflection on how to ensure the Convention is fully implemented to ultimately meet the expectations of those it aims to protect, in line with the commitments made by States Parties in the Maputo +15 Declaration.

During the 17MSP States Parties and others highlighted their achievements and challenges in implementing the key objectives of the Convention and their Maputo Action Plan commitments.

17MSP-agenda-en.pdf (208 kB)
17MSP Provisional Agenda

17MSP-POW-rev-en.pdf (305 kB)
17MSP Provisional Program of Work

17MSP-BiH-Art5-Ext.pdf (2800 kB)
17MSP Bosnia and Herzegovina Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-Croatia-Art5.pdf (4066 kB)
17MSP Croatia Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-Cyprus-Art5.pdf (772 kB)
17MSP Cyprus Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-Serbia-Art5.pdf (4263 kB)
17MSP Serbia Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-Sudan-Art5.pdf (5991 kB)
17MSP Sudan Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-Ukraine-Art5.pdf (2027 kB)
17MSP Ukraine Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-UnitedKingdom-Art5.pdf (1172 kB)
17MSP United Kingdom Article 5 Extension Request

17MSP-Committee-VA.pdf (1698 kB)
17MSP Committee on Victim Assistance

17MSP-Art5-Committee.pdf (820 kB)
17MSP Committee on Article 5 Implementation

17MSP-Committee-compliance-conclusions-en.pdf (338 kB)
17MSP Committee on Cooperative Compliance

17MSP-Committee-Coop-Assistance-conclusions-en.pdf (329 kB)
17MSO Committee on the Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance

17MSP-President.pdf (1761 kB)
17MSP Documents Submitted by the President of the Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties

17MSP-ISU.pdf (1137 kB)
17MSP Documents Related to the ISU

Fourth-Review-Conference-costs-estimates-en.pdf (268 kB)
Estimated costs for the Fourth Review Conference



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