9 & 11 April 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
What are ISC meetings about?
The meetings of the Standing Committees serve as the center piece of the Intersessional Work Programme established in 1999 at the First Meeting of the States Parties.
The ISC meetings provide an opportunity for states to report on the recent progress they have made to implement the MBT and the Cartagena Action Plan (CAP). The meetings also provide a platform for informal discussion on challenges, plans and requirements for assistance and cooperation to achieve the objectives of the treaty. The ISC meetings are open to States Parties, states not party, relevant international organizations and non-governmental organizations.
All information related to the ISC meeting is available at the Implementation Support Unit website:
N.B. The Second Preparatory Meeting for the Third Review Conference took place on 10 April 2014, at the WMO building in Geneva, Switzerland.
This intersessional meeting falls just a few months in advance of the Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty that will take place 23-27 June 2014 in Maputo, Mozambique and which represents a major milestone in the life of the Treaty.
ICBL Statement on Compliance, 09 April 2014
ICBL Comments on DRC's Extension Request, 09 April 2014
ICBL Comments on Eritrea's Extension Request, 09 April 2014
ICBL Comments on Yemen's Extension Request, 09 April 2014
ICBL Comments on Zimbabwe's Extension Request, 09 April 2014
ICBL Comments on Art 5 Updates, 11 April 2014
ICBL Comments on Ethiopia's Planned Extension Request,11 April 2014
For all media enquiries, please contact Jared Bloch, ICBL-CMC Media and Communications Manager, at Jared@icblcmcm.org
Supporting documents for ICBL members
ICBL logistical memo – for more information on the registration process, sponsorship criteria and rules, the provisional schedule, and the visa process, hotels, side events and further practical details.
ICBL Side Events Form – if you wish to organize a side event during the ISC, please return the filled in side event request form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 April 2013
Every year the ICBL actively participates in these meetings, delivering expert statements, making the voice of mine survivors heard, organizing side events and providing information online and to the media on progress being made to eradicate landmines once and for all.
Photos: see photos from the meeting on the 2014 ISC Flickr Gallery