What’s on in Geneva this week? (11-16 March)

  • 11 Mar 2019
  • by  Marion Loddo
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This week, the first session of the Group of Governmental Experts on the UN Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA) will take place in Geneva to discuss the relevance of the register and its further development. The Conference on Disarmament will continue with business as usual, and may take action on the proposal to establish four subsidiary bodies and two special coordinators. The next plenary meeting will take place on Tuesday morning.

Not too far away from Geneva, in Annecy, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies will host its annual NPT diplomatic workshop on Friday and Saturday.

This Wednesday in Berlin, the conference “Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control” will examine challenges posed by new technologies and potential ways to address these challenges. While in The Hague, the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will meet from Tuesday to Friday.

Finally in Washington, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host on Monday and Tuesday its 2019 International Muclear Policy Conference to discuss challenges in nuclear non proliferation, arms control, and disarmament related issues.

And, for those of you who missed our P5x5 lecture last week exploring the role of the five NPT nuclear-weapons states (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) in the creation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – the video of the discussion is available here (apologies for the abrupt end to the recording due to technical difficulties).

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UNROCA is an annual reporting mechanism through which governments can share information on weapons they transferred the previous year

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