The 2019 Protocol V Meeting of Experts will take place on 23 August (10 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm) in Room XVII at the Palais des Nations. Ambassador Terhi Hakala of Finland will chair the Meeting of Experts as President of the Thirteenth Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V.
The final report of the 2018 Twelfth Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V
provides guidance and direction for the work of the Experts to be undertaken in 2019.
The main issues that will be addressed at the 2019 Meeting of Experts include:
1. National reporting;
3. Clearance of explosive remnants of war;
4. Article 4 “Recording, retaining and transmission of information”;
5. Victim assistance.
Letter from the President-designate of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V, dated 6 May 2019, on the scope and organization of work in the framework of Protocol V in 2019
Letter from the President-designate of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V, dated 1 July 2019, on the outline of the Meeting of Experts, including guiding questions
Provisional Programme of Work
Registration of Participants
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Statement
Thematic Session 1 - Clearance of explosive remnants of war in urban contexts
Presentation by Ms. Bridget Forster, Palestine Programme Manager, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
Thematic Session 2 - Article 4 on recording, retaining and transmission of information
Presentation by Mr. Olivier Cottray, Head, Information Management Division, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
Presentation by Mohammad Shafiq Yosufi, Director, Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC), Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA)
Thematic Session 3 - Article 8 on cooperation and assistance focusing on victim assistance
Statement by Mr. Khaled Rashad Al-Khaqani, Director, General of Directorate for Mine Action (DMA), Ministry of Health and Environment of Iraq
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