7b. Destroying stockpiled anti-personnel mines
The Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Stockpile Destruction, Norway and Poland, provided an update on their activities since the 13MSP. In addition, the following States Parties that are in the process of destroying stockpiled anti-personnel mines provided updates on their efforts to complete implementation of Article 4 of the Convention: Belarus, Greece, Finland and Poland. As well the following delegations commented on the stockpile destruction aspects of the proposed outcome documents or otherwise shared views on stockpile destruction: Argentina, Ecuador, the ICBL, UNMAS, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Algeria, Croatia and the ICRC.
7c. Clearing mined areas
The Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Mine Clearance, Japan and Mozambique, provided an update on their activities since the 13MSP.
Chad, pursuant to the 13MSP decision requesting Chad to present “a clear and detailed national survey and clearance plan leading to completion with this plan addressing information discrepancies in (its) extension request, presented 2014-2019 plan of action:
Colombia, pursuant to the 10MSP decision requesting Colombia to present “a revised implementation plan that contains and takes into account a clearer and more substantiated understanding of the location and nature of contamination and that includes revised annual projections of which areas would be addressed when and how”:
Angola, pursuant to the 12MSP decision requesting Angola to submit “a plan, on the basis of its revised knowledge of its challenge, providing updated specifications for mine clearance and survey for the period between the Third Review Conference and the extended deadline”:
In addition, the following delegations provided updates on mine clearance implementation, commented on the mine clearance aspects of the proposed outcome documents or otherwise shared views on mine clearance: Mozambique, Argentina, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, Niger, Iraq, France, Colombia, Angola, Cambodia, Ecuador, Peru, Serbia, Norway, Ireland, the ICBL, UNMAS, the GICHD, Afghanistan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Algeria, Sudan, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina and South Sudan. In addition, Jordan submitted a written statement.
7d. Assisting the victims
The Co-Chairs of the Standing Committee on Victim Assistance, Austria and Costa Rica, provided an update on their activities since the 13MSP. In addition, the following delegations provided updates on victim assistance implementation, commented on the victim assistance aspects of the proposed outcome documents or otherwise shared views on victim assistance: Mozambique, the European Union, Colombia, Cambodia, Peru, Angola, Slovenia, Ecuador, Serbia, Sudan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Mexico, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the ICBL, Jordan, Ireland, UNMAS, Brazil, Australia, and the ICRC. In addition, Norway submitted a written statement.