PostHeaderIcon Distillation of Agreed CBMs from the First up to the Fourth ARF

Distillation of Agreed CBMS from the First up to the Fourth ARF

 

Substantive CBMs

Implemented

Develop exchanges on security perceptions on a sub-regional and regional basis (ARF 2 para 8(i)); continue dialogue on security perceptions within the ARF process including intersessional meetings (ARF 3 para 10.A(i)a.) and at ISG on CBMs (ARF 4 Annex C para 1.1.2)

Increase exchanges amongst national defence colleges and to this end convene meetings of the heads of National Defence Colleges (ARF 3 para 10 A. (iii) c)

Convene an intersessional meeting on the role of defence authorities in disaster relief (ARF 3 para 10 A.(v) b)

Exchange information on a voluntary basis on ongoing observer participation in and notification of military exercises (ARF 3 para 10 A. (v) c)

Partially Implemented

Develop exchanges on security perceptions on a bilateral basis (ARF 2 para 8(i)) Matrix 1

Increase high level defence contacts and military exchanges/training (ARF 2 para 8 iii; ARF 4 Annex C 1.3) Matrices 2 and 3

Submit to the ARF or ARF SOM on a voluntary basis an annual defence policy statement (ARF 2 para 8 (ii); ARF 3 para 10 A. (ii) a; ARF 4 Annex C 1.3) Table 1

Publish Defence NWte Papers or similar papers on a voluntary basis (ARF 3 para 10 A.(ii) a) Table 1

Full participation in LJN Conventional Anns Register by ARF participants (ARF I para 7 (d); ARF 2 para 8 (iv); ARF 3 para 10 A. (iv); ARF 4 Annex C 1.6) Table 1

Circulate submissions to UNCAR to other ARF participants at time of LJN submission on a voluntary basis (ARF 3 para 10 A. (iv)b) Table 1

Sign and ratify global non-proliferation and disarmament regimes including NPT, CTBT,CWC, BWC, and CCW (ARF 3 para 10 A. (v) d; ARF 4 Annex C 1.7) Table 2

Exchange views on the contents of annual defence policy or defence white papers (ARF 3 para 10 A.(ii) b; ARF 4 Annex C 1.3) on Sydney agenda

Exchange views on defence conversion programs on a voluntary basis (ARF 4 Annex C 1.4) on Sydney agenda

Organisational CBMs

Implemented

Complete and update a list of ARF contact points (ARF 3 para 10 A.(v) a; ARF 4 Annex C 1.9.2)

Circulate compilation of papers submitted to ISG on CBMs (ARF 4 Annex C 2)

Partially Implemented

Submit papers on defence contacts and other defence exchange programs to the ARF SOM (ARF 3 para 10 A (iii) b; ARF 4 Annex C 1.3) and on other dialogues (ARF 3 para 10.A. (i)b.)

Increase defence participation in ARF intercessional activities(ARF 3 para 10 A. (iii)a