The Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) is a formal meeting of the 162 States which are parties to the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction. The 16MSP is being held in accordance with Article 11 of the Convention and pursuant to decisions of the 2016 Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP).
The 16MSP takes place on the year of the 20th anniversary of the adoption and signature of the Convention and will gather together States Parties and not party to the Convention, interested organisations and members of civil society to assess progress in implementing the Convention’s obligations and discuss how to ensure the promise of a world free of mines is fulfilled. It will further allow States Parties to highlight their achievements in implementing the key objectives of the Convention and their Maputo Action Plan commitments.
The GICHD is involved in two side-events during the 16MSP :
- 'Mine Action and Sustaining Peace : Benefits and Challenges of Including Mine Action in Peace and Ceasefire Agreements' | organised by the GICHD and chaired by Amb. Stefano Toscano
- 'Mine Action in Insecure and unstable Environments' | co-organised by DDG, DCA, HI and the GICHD and chaired by Amb. Stefano Toscano
Read more about these side events.