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2015: Key dates

This is a list of the major conferences and events in 2015 for advocates and campaigners working to reduce the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons.

AOAV will update this list throughout the year. Come back regularly for new dates and events.

January30New York, USAUN Security Council debates on Protection of Civilians in armed conflict
February24-5Geneva, SwitzerlandICRC Group of Experts on explosive weapons
March17Geneva, SwitzerlandCommission of Inquiry on Syria to present new report to UN Human Rights Council
23Geneva, SwitzerlandCommission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict to present to UN Human Rights Council
25New York, USAOpen debate on Children and Armed Conflict


4WorldwideInternational Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
7-8Geneva, SwitzerlandCCW Meeting of Experts on Protocol V
9-10Geneva, SwitzerlandCCW Group of Experts on Amended Protocol II
23-24Ypres, BelgiumMayors for Peace meeting as part of “Cities are not targets!” campaign
MayTBCNew York, USAUN Secretary-General’s report on Protection of Civilians


17-19Geneva, SwitzerlandHumanitarian segment of ECOSOC
22-23Geneva, SwitzerlandCCM Intersessionals
25-26Geneva, SwitzerlandMBT Intersessionals
JulyTBCNew York, USAUN Security Council debates on Protection of Civilians in armed conflict
August24-27Mexico City, MexicoFirst Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)


7-11Dubrovnik, CroatiaFirst Review Conference of the CCM
TBCVienna, Austria3rd Meeting of Group of Experts on explosive weapons
October5- 4 NovNew York, USAUN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament
November12-13Geneva, SwitzerlandCCW Meeting of States Parties
30- 4 DecGeneva, SwitzerlandMBT Meeting of States Parties
December8-10Geneva, Switzerland32nd International Conference of the International Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Action on Armed Violence is a founding member of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW). We believe there is a need for strong international standards to improve the protection of civilians from the humanitarian impacts of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. To find out more about how AOAV helps these efforts see our work on

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