What’s on in Geneva this week? (9-13 September)
This week, the marathon of disarmament related meetings continues in New York with the first session of the UN Open-ended working group on Developments in the field of ICTs starting today. On Monday and Tuesday, delegations will elaborate on the elements and issues that matter most to them and share their views on what they believe the OEWG should achieve. During the following three days, they will focus on the items contained in paragraph 5 of the agenda: existing and potential threats; international law; rules, norms, participants; regular institutional dialogue; confidence building measures; and capacity-building. The list of invited experts is available here.
It will be rather quiet here in Geneva. The Conference on Disarmament held its last plenary meeting and adopted its final report last week. The 2020 session of the CD will run from 20 January to 27 March for the first part; 25 May to 10 July for the second part; and 3 August to 18 September for the third part.
Meanwhile in Vienna, the Board of Governors of the IAEA will meet from 9 to 13 September.