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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Statement on Transparency Measures

Posted on September 12, 2013

Mr. President,

I am delivering the following statement on behalf of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action (IACG-MA), comprising the 12 United Nations Departments, Agencies, Funds, and Programmes involved in mine action.

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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Statement on Victim Assistance

Posted on September 12, 2013

Madam President,

 I am delivering the following statement on behalf of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action (IACG-MA), comprising the 12 United Nations Departments, Agencies, Funds, and Programmes involved in mine action.

The United Nations is pleased to hear that many States parties and signatories to the Convention on Cluster Munitions have taken steps to meet their obligations regarding victim assistance and to implement the Vientiane Action Plan.

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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Statement on Clearance and Risk Reduction

Posted on September 12, 2013

Madam President,

I am delivering the following statement on behalf of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action (IACG-MA) comprising the 12 United Nations Departments, Agencies, Funds, and Programmes involved in mine action.

Clearance of cluster munitions remnants can be accomplished and can be accomplished quickly. 

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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Statement on Stockpile Destruction and Retention

Posted on September 12, 2013

Madam President,

I am delivering the following statement on behalf of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action (IACG-MA), comprising the 12 United Nations Departments, Agencies, Funds, and Programmes involved in mine action.

The United Nations has repeatedly mentioned the importance of stockpile destruction of cluster munitions as both a disarmament and a preventative humanitarian measure and a compliance matter. It is crucial that States parties, and even signatories, destroy their stockpiles as soon as possible.

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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Statement on Universalization

Posted on September 11, 2013

Madam President,

I am delivering the following statement on behalf of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action (IACG-MA), comprising the 12 United Nations Departments, Agencies, Funds, and Programmes involved in mine action.

The United Nations joins in congratulating the eight States[1] that have acceded to the Convention since the Third Meeting of States Parties in Oslo. With 83 States parties, the Convention continues its steady progress towards universalization.

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