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Statements from the 2018 Meeting of CCW High Contracting Parties

General Debate
GGE on Autonomous Weapon Systems
Financial Matters
Implementation Support Unit
Incendiary Weapons
Emerging issues
Universalisation
Sponsorship programme
Status of Implementation
Other matters
Adoption of the final report

GENERAL DEBATE

Wednesday, 21 November

  • Chair H.E Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Belarus (Mr.)
  • Venezuela (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Statement delievered on behalf of High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), delivered by Venezuela (Ms.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • European Union (EU) (Ms.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Morocco (Mr.)
  • Kuwait (Mr.)
  • India (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Ecuador (Mr.)
  • Colombia (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Ms.)
  • Greece (Mr.)
  • Croatia (Ms.)
  • Holy See (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Iraq (Mr.)
  • Spain (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Mr.)
  • Kazakhstan (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Turkey (Mr.)
  • Belarus (Mr.)
  • Poland (Mr.)
  • Finland (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Algeria (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Guatemala (Mr.)
  • Canada (Ms.)
  • Sri Lanka (Ms.)
  • United Kingdom (Ms.)
  • Cuba (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Romania (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Montenegro (Mr.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • South Africa (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Ukraine (Mr.)
  • Philippines (Mr.)
  • Argentina (Ms.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.)
  • Liechtenstein (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), delivered by Ms. Kathleen  Lawand
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), (Ms.)
  • Article 36 (Mr.)
  • PAX (Ms.)

CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE GROUP OF GOVERNMENTAL EXPERTS (GGE) ON AUTONOMOUS WEAPON SYSTEMS (AWS)

Thursday, 22 November

FINANCIAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE CONVENTION AND ITS ANNEXED PROTOCOLS 

  • Presentation of the report CCW/MSP/2018/7 by the Chair H.E Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia
  • Mr. Clemens M. Adams, Director, Division of Administration of UNOG
  • UNOG Secretariat, presentation of the status of contributions and financial outlook as well as cost estimates for 2019/2020 activities 
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), delivered by Venezuela (Ms.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • France on behalf of a Group of States (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), delivered by Venezuela (Ms.)
  • Concluding remarks by Mr. Clemens M. Adams, Director, Division of Administration of UNOG

ISSUES RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT UNIT

  • Presentation of the report CCW/MSP/2018/7 by the Chair H.E Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)

PROTOCOL III ON PROHIBITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF INCENDIARY WEAPONS

  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Croatia (Ms.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Human Rights Watch, delivered by Ms. Bonnie Docherty

    EMERGING ISSUES  

Friday, 23 November

UNIVERSALISATION OF THE CONVENTION AND ANNEXED PROTOCOLS

  • Chair H.E Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia
  • Cuba (Ms.)

CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE CCW SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME 

  • Presentation of the report CCW/MSP/2018/4 by Ms. Ines Šprem Scigliano of Croatia, Coordinator of the Programme 

STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONVENTION AND ITS PROTOCOLS

  • Presentation by the Secretariat 

OTHER MATTERS

  • Chair H.E Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia presentation of the report CCW/MSP/2018/3 on Mines Other Than Anti-Personnel Mines (MOTAPM)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Morocco (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • United States (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Greece (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • Argentina (Ms.)
  • Croatia (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Venezuela (Ms.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), delivered by Ms. Kathleen Lawand
  • Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), delivered by Mr. Pascal Rapillard

CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE FINAL REPORT

  • Chair H.E Mr. Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Turkey (Mr.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Finland (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Poland (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)