Sixth Pledging Conference

On 23 February 2021, the Netherlands in its capacity as President of the Nineteenth Meeting of the States Parties (19MSP), held the Sixth Pledging Conference for the implementation of the Convention. The conference aimed to commit resources to the ISU 2021 work plan, the Convention's Sponsorship Programme and  costs of the Meetings of the States Parties.

Opening remarks
  • H.E. Robbert Gabriëlse, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and Disarmament Ambassador-at-large, President of the Nineteenth Meeting of the States Parties (19MSP)

Keynote address
  • H.E. Kitty van der Heijden, Vice Minister for International Cooperation of the Netherlands
Civil society perspective on the implementation of the Convention
  • Hector Guerra, Director, International campaign to Ban Landmines - Cluster Munition Coalition
Implementation Support Unit Work Plan and Budget 2021
  • Juan Carlos Ruan, Implementation Support Unit Director
  • Sophie Delfolie, Implementation Support Specialist
Sponsorship Priorities for 2021
  • Diwaka Prakash, Coordinator of the Sponsorship Programme, Australia
Financing the Meetings of the States Parties: UN assessed contributions
  • Peter Kolarov, Political Affairs Officer, UNODA
Pledges and other statements

The following States Parties and Organisations presented pledges and/or statements,

  • Algeria, Angola, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey
  • European Union, GICHD, HALO Trust, Humanity and Inclusion