LAWS AND STANDARDS
13th Meeting of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
The 13th Meeting of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (13MSP) is taking place from 2 to 5 December in Geneva. As in previous years, the GICHD will participate as an observer and contribute its findings through presentations. Dr Barbara Haering, the President of the GICHD Council of Foundation, will deliver a statement during the opening ceremony.
In addition, the GICHD is organising two side events:
In the former, the GICHD will introduce its new ASM tool, designed to enable safer management of ammunition; in the latter, the GICHD will address sustainable approaches to mine/explosive remnants of war contamination in the long term.
On 4 December, the GICHD is hosting a reception to bid farewell to its Director, Ambassador Stephan Husy, and welcome Ambassador Stefano Toscano, who will be performing his new functions as of January 2014.
More information about the 13MSP on the AP Mine Ban Convention website
The 13MSP Brochure PDF 1MB
2-9 December 'We take action'
The Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP) and Handicap International are organising a photographic outdoor exhibition on Place des Nations, with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the City of Geneva and the contribution of Geneva Call and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).