Oslo Review Conference – Who, what, why, where, when?
The Oslo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World is taking place in Oslo from 25 to 29 November. Here is a full overview of events and activities arranged by NPA during RevCon-week.
The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was formally adopted in Oslo in September 1997 and entered into force in March 1999. That makes the Oslo Review Conference no less than a “homecoming” and 20 year-commemoration combined. 164 States Parties and a number of civil society organisations will outline the direction for the implementation of the Convention over the next five years. The ambitious commitment is a landmine free 2025.
During RevCon week, NPA and Norwegian Red Cross will have a joint awareness campaign at Jernbanetorget, the square outside Oslo Central Station. On Monday morning, youth and volunteers from the organisations will do a morning stunt on the square, and coffee will be served!
The Landmine free 2025 campaign that NPA is a proud member of, will also be campaigning on Jernbanetorget, inviting Oslo to stand united against landmines.
On Monday 25, NPA welcomes employees, friends and associates to join an informal lunch/launch of Mine Action Review in our offices.
NPA will have a landmine-exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center from Tuesday 26/11: “One step in the wrong direction”.
NPA is co-hosting Bjørknes University College's morning event "Powerful stories from landmine survivors and activists!" on Tuesday 26/11
NPA will also be co-hosting a number of side events during the Review Conference. See overview of all side events here .
|Monday 25 -> Friday 29||All day||NPA and NorRedCross joint awareness campaign.||Jernbanetorget, Oslo Central Station and Karl Johans gate.|
|Monday 25||07:00-10:00||NPA Solidaruty Youth and NOR Red Cross Morning Stunt. Coffee will be served!||Jernbanetorget|
|Monday 25||13:30-15:00||Informal lunch for NPA employees and friends||NPA HO|
|Tuesday 26 -> rest of week||10:00||One step in the wrong direction - could cost your life. Exhibition at Nobel Peace Center||Nobel Peace Center|
|Tuesday 26||08:00-09:00||Morning event: Colombia peace process||NPA HO|
|Tuesday 26||09:00-10:30||Powerful stories from landmine survivors and activists!|
|Tuesday 26||12:30-14:00||SIDE EVENT: How can risk education help reverse casualty trends? EORE Advisory Group||The Hub: “Frognerparken”|
|Wednesday 27||08:00-09:00||Morning event: Civil protection on Gaza||NPA HO|
|Wednesday 27||12:30-14:00||SIDE EVENT: Operationalising the Oslo Action Plan: Survey and Clearance of Mined Areas. Mine Action Review/ NPA/MAG/HALO||The Hub: “Central Park A”|
|Wednesday 27||17:30-19:00||SIDE EVENT: Sharing Lessons Learned: Gender Mainstreaming by States Parties. Oslo Review Conference Gender Working Group: HALO, MAG, NPA, HI, MAC, GICHD, ICBL, DCA, Mine Action Review||The Hub: “Central Park A”|
|Wednesday 27||19:30-23:00||Dinner for VIPs||Grand Hotel|
|Thursday 28||18:00-20:00||Reception for RevCon delegates||Nobel Peace Center|
|Friday 29||12:30-14:00||SIDE EVENT: Land Release Approach to IEDs and Landmines of an Improvised Nature in the Urban Context - Challenges/Solutions. NPA/GICHD/MAG||The Hub: “Central Park B”|