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Statements from the 2019 Meeting of CCW High Contracting Parties

General Debate
GGE on Autonomous Weapon Systems
Financial issues
Emerging issues
Universalisation
Sponsorship Programme
Implementation and compliance
Other matters
Final report

Wednesday, 13 November

  • Chair-designate H.E Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi of Pakistan
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Chair H.E Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi of Pakistan
  • Message delivered on behalf of High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu (Ms.)

GENERAL DEBATE

  • Canada (Ms.)
  • Non-Aligned Movement, delivered by Venezuela (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Saudi Arabia (Mr.)
  • Montenegro (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • India (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Sri Lanka (Mr.)
  • Peru (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Greece (Mr.)
  • Spain (Mr.)
  • Turkey (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Ms.)
  • Poland (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Latvia (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Ms.)
  • Lao PDR (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Ecuador (Mr.)
  • South Africa (Mr.)
  • Algeria (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Philippines (Mr.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Kazakhstan (Ms.)
  • Belarus (Mr.)
  • Iraq (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.)
  • Colombia (Ms.)
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) (Ms.)
  • Hiroshima Peace Institute (Mr.)
  • Human Rights Watch (Ms.)
  • Mines Action Canada (Ms.)
  • PAX (Mr.)

CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE GROUP OF GOVERNMENTAL EXPERTS (GGE) RELATED TO EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE AREA OF LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS (LAWS)

  • Presentation of the report by the Chair of the GGE, Mr. Ljupčo Jivan Gjorgjinski of North Macedonia
  • Non-Aligned Movement, delivered by Venezuela (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Finland on behalf of a group of states (Ms.)
  • Arab Group, delivered by Iraq (Mr.)
  • Slovenia (Ms.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Austria (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Finland (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Argentina (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Ms.)
  • Croatia (Ms.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Peru (Mr.)
  • El Salvador (Mr.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • Ecuador (Mr.)

Thursday, 14 November

  • United States (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Poland (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • North Macedonia (Ms.)
  • Venezuela (Ms.)
  • Estonia (Ms.)
  • Egypt (Mr.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (Ms.)
  • Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (CSKR) (Ms.)

FINANCIAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE CONVENTION AND ITS ANNEXED PROTOCOLS

  • Chair H.E Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi of Pakistan
  • Presentation by the Chief of Programme Planning and Budget of the Financial Resource Management Service (FRMS)
  • Presentation by the Secretariat on the status of contributions and financial outlook of the Convention as well as cost estimates for the2020/2021 activities 
  • Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), delivered by Venezuela (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • India (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Canada (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Chief of Programme Planning and Budget of the Financial Resource Management Service (FRMS)
  • Director of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs in Geneva

EMERGING ISSUES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES OF THE CONVENTION

UNIVERSALISATION OF THE CONVENTION AND ITS ANNEXED PROTOCOLS

  • Chair H.E Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi of Pakistan

CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE CCW SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME

  • Presentation of the report by Croatia, coordinator of the steering committee of the Sponsorship Programme

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

  • Update by the Secretariat on the status of reporting
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • United States (Ms.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Jordan (Mr.)

 OTHER MATTERS, INCLUDING THE PREPARATION OF THE SIXTH REVIEW CONFERENCE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE IN 2021

  • Chair H.E Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi of Pakistan

Friday, 15 November

CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE FINAL REPORT 

  • Chair H.E Mr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi of Pakistan
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Montenegro (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Hiroshima Peace Institute (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Tunisia (Ms.)
  • Burkina Faso (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Ecuador (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Cuba (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)