Twice a year governments, the ICBL, and international organizations gather for the Meeting of States Parties and the Intersessional Meetings. During these meetings, progress in universalizing and implementing the Mine Ban Treaty is assessed, and challenges addressed. Every five years, a Review Conference is held.
In order to ensure the effective implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty between two formal Meetings of States Parties, informal intersessional meetings are held each year in Geneva, Switzerland. The meetings are open to governments (States Parties and states not party), relevant international organizations, and NGOs. The ICBL actively participates, delivers expert statements, makes the voice of mine survivors heard, organizes side events, and feeds information to the media.