Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UNO Branch and other International Organizations in Geneva

, Kyiv 09:14

Meetings of States Parties to the CCW and its additional Protocols II and V take place in Geneva

21 November 2017, 10:17

On November 20 –24, 2017 the Meetings of States Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW) and its additional Protocols II and V take place in Geneva.

During the events their participants discuss issues related to the universalization, strengthening and implementation of these international instruments, including in the context of the relevant decisions made by the Fifth CCW Review Conference (December 12 – 16, 2016), as well as improvement of the methods and ways of increasing the efficiency of demining operations, management of safe ammunition storage, clearance operations of territories contaminated with explosive remnants of war (ERW), as well as providing assistance to their victims.

The delegation of Ukraine, which takes part in the mentioned forums, stresses on the international cooperation in implementing CCW and its Protocols at national level and, drawing attention to the problem of the emergence of new areas contaminated by ERW in Ukraine as the result of the Russian aggression, appeals to the international community to continue providing effective assistance to our country in disposing of explosive remnants.