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2nd Meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism

28 Jul 2009 - 13:28

On 28 July 2009, the second meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism, chaired by the United Nations, was held in Gali.

Today’s meeting continued the discussion of the first meeting on some questions regarding the practical organisation of work and the modalities of future meetings, and then moved on to address substantive questions.

The practical arrangements for the establishment of a “hotline” to facilitate urgent contacts between participants were finalised.

On substantive matters, both current and past incidents were discussed, as well as wider issues related to enhancing security in general.  The participants exchanged views and information on these matters and undertook to revert to some of the points during next meetings.

As a measure of transparency and confidence building, it was agreed that the agenda for the IPRM meetings would include “advance notice of sensitive activities” as a standing item.

As was already the case in the first meeting on 14 July 2009, participants engaged constructively in the discussion, thus contributing to what was again a productive meeting.

It was agreed that the next meeting of the IPRM would take place in Gali on 11 August 2009.