01 January 2016

Preliminary Calendar 2016

16 –19 February:        19th Annual Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and UN Advisors, Geneva


1 March:                      Entry into force anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty


2 March:                      Pledging conference in support of the Implementation Support Unit of the Mine Ban Treaty, Geneva


19-23 March:               Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Lusaka


4 April:                        International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (week from 30 March to 3 April)


6-15 April:                   Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), Geneva


19-20 May:                  Intersessional Meetings of the Mine Ban Treaty, Geneva  


14-16 June:                 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD):  Eighth session of the Conference of the States Parties, New York


16 June:                       Launch of ‘Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: A shared responsibility' report (with PAX)


1 August:                    Entry into force anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions


5-7 September:            6th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Geneva


October:                      First Committee meetings of the UN General Assembly, New York


23-27 October:            Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Geneva


28 Nov- 2 Dec:           15th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, Santiago


3 December:                International Day of Persons with Disabilities 


12-16 December:         Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW): Fifth Review Conference, Meeting of High Contracting Parties, Geneva