EVENTS

This calendar lists key dates relevant to the work of humanitarian disarmament. For more information on these and other disarmament events, see the calendars hosted by the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs and Reaching Critical Will.

2020

February 4- 7 Arms Trade Treaty, Working Groups and First Informal Preparatory Meeting for the Sixth Conference of States Parties (CSP6), Geneva
February 10 Second round of consultations on a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Geneva
February 11-14 Twenty-Third International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Nations Advisers, Geneva
February 14-15 International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Paris Forum, Paris
February 26-28 Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, Global Campaigners Meeting, Buenos Aires
March 23-24, 26-27Third round of consultations on a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Geneva (postponed)
April 4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
April 14-17 Arms Trade Treaty,  Working Groups and Second Informal Preparatory Meeting for CSP6, Geneva (cancelled)
April 27-May 22 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Review Conference, New York (postponed)
June 8 Convention on Cluster Munitions, Virtual Briefing by Second Review Conference president (online)
June 17 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War, Meeting of Experts (postponed)
June 18-19 CCW Amended Protocol II, Group of Experts (postponed)
June 22-26 CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems (first session) (postponed)
June 29Convention on Cluster Munitions, First Preparatory Meeting for Second Review Conference
June 30 – July 2Mine Ban Treaty, Intersessional Meetings (online)
August 1 Tenth anniversary of entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
August 10-14 CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems (first session), Geneva (postponed)
August 17- 21 Arms Trade Treaty, Sixth Conference of States Parties, by written procedure
August 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
September 4 Convention on Cluster Munitions, Second Preparatory Meeting for Second Review Conference, Geneva
September 7Protecting Civilians in Urban Areas, Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas: Issues, Policy and Practice, online panel
September 21-25CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems (first session), Geneva   
September 26 International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
September 28CCW Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War, Meeting of Experts, Geneva
September 29-30CCW Amended Protocol II, Group of Experts, Geneva
October 5-November 5 UN General Assembly (UNGA) First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, New York
October 19-21Humanitarian Disarmament Forum, New York 
November 2-6CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapons systems (second session), Geneva   
November 9 CCW Protocol V, Fourteenth Conference of High Contracting Parties, Geneva
November 10 CCW Amended Protocol II, Twenty-Second Conference of High Contracting Parties, Geneva
November 11-13 CCW, Meeting of High Contracting Parties, Geneva
November 16-20 Mine Ban Treaty, Eighteenth Meeting of States Parties, Geneva
November 23-27 Convention on Cluster Munitions, Second Review Conference, Lausanne
December 1 Deadline for comment on International Law Commission’s Draft Principles on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict