All articles from: November, 2006

Opening Statement by the U.S. to the 3rd Review Conference of the CCW

As I noted at our March meeting of Governmental Experts, the 1974 Lucerne Conference of Government Experts began the work that led to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and its protocols. Fifty one states sent representatives to Lucerne, and among those in attendance were leaders in the field such as Jean Pictet, Hans Blix, and Frits Kalshoven. I led the U.S. delegation.

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Media Note: 3rd Review Conference of the Convention on Chemical Weapons

The United States will participate in the Third Review Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, November 7– 17, 2006. This conference will review the operation of the Convention’s protocols, welcome the entry into force of a new protocol on explosive remnants of war, and consider new restrictions on anti-vehicle landmines.

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