The meeting is the
second one after Zagrib Meeting from Nairobi summit. The meeting
informed about what achieved from Nairobi action plan until now
about 500 persons
participated in the meeting representing about 98 states parties and
25 states not parties. Other 271 person participated as observers
representing UN agencies, NGOs, ICRC and research & academic
by delegations of officials and NGOs representatives. Mr. Abu Osama Abdallah
and Ms. Ishraga Mahgoub have participated representing JASMAR Organization.
discussed during its five days and through the different committees,
the status of treaty universalization and implementation. Most of
the participated countries submitted their latest reports in mine
action. The observers like ICBL , ICRC ,UN agencies and other
intervened during the meetings about their views in the treaty
progress. The main findings of the committees are:
status and universilization, the number of states parties reached
151. So the states not parties are 44, three among them are
signatories countries. With regard to article 9 national
legislation, 48 states indicated that they included the treaty
obligation in their national constitutions. Other 25 states
indicated that, the treaty obligations already existence in their
national legislations. The rest (77 states) did not indicate if
their national legislations are enough or need any other amendments.
Sudan among the last group.
MRE, Mine clearance
and technology, many speeches delivered from the states parties and
other observer's participants. There are 45 countries have
these kinds of project among the states parties.
destruction, the number of states no longer had stockpile reached
the important point that some the donors countries restricted their
mine action support by a condition that specific percentage should
be allocated for VA. The issue of new treaty for the rights of
persons with disabilities raised in the meeting. Sudan with Austria
will co-chairs for the course of the coming year up to the eighth
meeting in Jordan.
On behalf of Sudan, Mr. Awad Elbashir addressed Sudan statement in the committee of
general status and universilization . Gorgkuck Parak represented
Sudan by interventions in MRE, Mine Clearance & Technology and
stockpile destructions committees. Yousif Mohamed Osman spoke
on behalf of Sudan in the committee of VA. The main findings of
Sudan speeches are Sudan commitment to the treaty obligations, the
formulation of the Sudan Mine Action Authority last year, training
of number( about 150) of military personnel in Nairobi in
humanitarian mine clearance and Sudan commitment to destroy
all its stockpile before the deadline.
ICBL organized and
in regular basis morning meetings for the NGOs participant. The
meeting briefed the present about the conclusion of the last day and
the expected points for the same day. The activities reports of the
members shared during the meetings.
Many side events
organized during the conference time, one of them about the coming
treaty for the rights of persons with disabilities. The president of
the Ad Hoc committee briefed the meeting about the process of
finalizing the draft. The expectation for approving the treaty
from the General Assembly before the end of this year. Other meeting
devoted for Lebanon problem of cluster pumps created by Israeli army
during in the last war between the two countries.