(1st meeting) Open-ended Working Group on conventional ammunition - First substantive session
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During the first substantive session of the OEWG (23-27 May 2022) established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 76/233 delegates will elaborate a set of political commitments as a new global framework that will address existing gaps in through-life ammunition management.

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Opening of the session
Opening statements

  • Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu
  • Chair of the open-ended working group on conventional ammunition

3. Organization of work
4. General exchange of views

On 24 December 2021, the General Assembly adopted resolution 76/233 establishing an Open-ended Working Group to elaborate a set of political commitments as a new global framework that will address existing gaps in through-life ammunition management. The first substantive session of the OEWG will take place 23-27 May 2022 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meetings will be held in-person in Conference Room 2. The first substantive session will focus on substantive agenda items 4 "General exchange of views" and 5 - "Elaboration of a new global framework that will address existing gaps in through-life ammunition management", sub-items a) to e), to take stock of the current state of play and to discuss and address in particular the observations and recommendations of the 2020-2021 group of governmental experts. This includes issues related to safety and security of conventional ammunition, existing global, regional and sub-regional processes and existing international cooperation and assistance mechanisms. During the first substantive session, the OEWG will also consider the recommendation of the group of governmental experts for a comprehensive multi-layered framework on conventional ammunition.