Recalling their obligation “to take all feasible precautions in the use of mines other than anti-personnel mines with a view to avoiding incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians and damage to civilian objects”, High Contracting Parties to the CCW decided, at the Fifth Review Conference in 2016, to keep mines other than anti-personnel mines on the agenda of the meeting of the High Contracting Parties in 2017.  

It is against this background that the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) are jointly organising an informal meeting on mines other than anti-personnel mines (MOTAPM), also known as anti-vehicle mines (AVMs).  

This informal meeting aims to increase and sustain broad understanding among states, United Nations agencies, international organisations and civil society of the impact of MOTAPM. In particular, it will explore measures to enhance the protection of civilians from the effects of MOTAPM. 


29 August 2017
Anti-vehicle mines (AVM)Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)
Geneva, Switzerland

Record updated on : 22 August 2017
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