The Secretariat assists States in their ability to ratify and implement the 1954 Hague Convention and its Protocols by undertaking various capacity building activities with a view to assist the States Parties effectively implement the above-mentioned international standard-setting instruments.

The Secretariat also routinely corresponds with States not party to these instruments, encouraging them to ratify the Convention and its Protocols. The Secretariat offers assistance in the development of any necessary legislative or administrative tools to allow these States to fulfil the obligations contained in these instruments. Furthermore, the Secretariat organizes workshops and presentations with participants from various States to encourage discussion and share previous experience. 

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