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Meetings of the States Parties
    Article 11

    Meetings of the States Parties

    1. The States Parties shall meet regularly in order to consider any matter with regard to the application or implementation of this Convention, including:

    a) The operation and status of this Convention;

    b) Matters arising from the reports submitted under the provisions of this Convention;

    c) International cooperation and assistance in accordance with Article 6;

    d) The development of technologies to clear anti-personnel mines;

    e) Submissions of States Parties under Article 8; and

    f) Decisions relating to submissions of States Parties as provided for in Article 5.

    2. The First Meeting of the States Parties shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations within one year after the entry into force of this Convention. The subsequent meetings shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations annually until the first Review Conference.

    3. Under the conditions set out in Article 8, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene a Special Meeting of the States Parties.

    4. States not parties to this Convention, as well as the United Nations, other relevant international organizations or institutions, regional organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and relevant non-governmental organizations may be invited to attend these meetings as observers in accordance with the agreed Rules of Procedure.


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