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“Russia welcomes the agreement reached today in Vienna on a settlement of the situation concerning Iran’s nuclear programme and the joint comprehensiv...

“A world without nuclear weapons is a long-term goal which we need to start working towards right now. It is possible that at some point in the future...

The immense majority of countries and peoples stand for a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Russian Federation shares this noble goal.

Prime Minister of...

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The global nuclear renaissance is back on the agenda. For all the repercussions of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, nuclear energy is gaining momentum and winning new regional markets. One of these emerging new markets is the Middle East, where an increasing number of countries are...

Since Barack Obama administration took office in 2009, it has put considerable effort into placing nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation at the center of the U.S. nuclear policy. In April 2009 in Prague American president delivered a speech where he called for complete elimination of nuclear weap...

Various ideas for establishing a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East were first voiced in the early 1960s. Nevertheless, negotiations on establishing a WMD-free zone in the region remain very far from conclusion. The establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East was part of the 1995 N...

The fast moving controversial developments in the Middle East and North Africa seem to be sidelining the search for responses to some fundamental security challenges in the region. This refers, among many other issues, to the discussion of steps for the preparation and successful conduct of this yea...

Experts

  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Affiliation : Representative of the Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security and the Director of Disarmament and Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States
  • Affiliation : Director, Department for non-proliferation and arms control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Affiliation : Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt
  • Affiliation : United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation
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Presentation of PIR Center White Paper «Ten Steps towards a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East» as a side event at the Second Prep Com for the 2015 NPT Review Conference 25.04.2013

 Launching a non-governmental White Paper by PIR Center, Moscow in co-operation with Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneva and UNOG Library

Roundtable discussion

APRIL 25, 2013

UNOG Library Events Room (B-135)

(Palais des Nations, Door 20, 1st floor Avenue de la Paix 14, Genève)

AGENDA

Openning Speach

 

16.00-16.30

  • Dr. Kassym-Jomart TOKAYEV Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, UN Under Secretary-General

 

PIR Center White Paper «Ten Steps towards a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East»

 

16.30-16.50

  • Dr. Vladimir A. ORLOV, President, PIR Center
  • Andrey A. BAKLITSKIY, Project Director, PIR Center


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16.50-17.30

Moderator:

  • David CHIKVAIDZE, UNOG Chief Librarian

Speakers:

  • Mr. Mikhail ULYANOV, Director of Department for Security Affairs and Disarmament at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation
  • Dr. Sameh ABOUL-ENEIN, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for Disarmament Affairs
  • Amb. Wael AL-ASSAD, Director of Disarmament and Multilateral Relations at the League of Arab States
  • Mr. Thomas COUNTRYMAN, United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation

 

Q&A session and discussion

 

17.30-18.00

 

Reception

 

18.00-18.30

The White Paper is availiable through the link

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