The Third Review Conference of the States Parties (Maputo, Mozambique, 23 – 27 June 2014) agreed that, beginning in 2015, a Meeting of the States Parties will be convened each year at the end of November or beginning of December until the end of 2018 and that informal intersessional meetings will be held each year, preferably after the 30 April deadline for submitting transparency information, and that they could comprise a thematic segment and a preparatory segment.
The 2015 Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties decided that the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) will take place in Santiago, Chile, during the week of 28 November to 2 December 2016.
Pursuant to resolution 70/34 of the General Assembly of the United Nations and in accordance with the established practice, the Secretary-General of the United Nations is undertaking all preparations necessary to convene the 15MSP. Accordingly, a note verbale by the Secretary-General on convening the 15MSP was circulated, as follows:
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