As per paragraph 28 of the Procedures and rules, the pairing of States for the review process should be carried out by a drawing of lots at the beginning of the review process. 

In line with operative paragraph six of resolution 10/1, the Secretariat convened two joint intersessional meetings of the working groups, held on 23 November and 14 December 2020 respectively (drawing and redraws meetings).

Following subsequent requests for a repetition of the drawing of lots raised by individual States parties, in accordance with subparagraphs 28 (d) and (f) of the Procedures and rules, the following joint intersessional meetings have been orgainzed for the purpose of the repetition of the drawing of lots: 

  • 12 October 2021 - following the request of one State party;
  • 17 February 2022 - following the request of one State party;
  • 4 May 2022 - following the request of three States Parties;
The updated results of the drawings of lots is available here.