The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to an online discussion on Lessons Learned for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) Review Conference. This is the second in a series of events the Institute is hosting in preparation for the Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The event will contribute to enhancing understandings of BWC review conferences and identifying lessons to be learned from past experiences.
Speakers for this event include:
Ambassador Dr György Molnár – Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation MFAT Hungary and President of the Eighth BWC Review Conference.
Dr Una Jakob – Research associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in Germany specializing in arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation related to chemical and biological weapons.
Mr. Zahid Rastam – Charge d’Affaires ad-interim, High Commissioner of Malaysia to United Kingdom. Formerly Deputy Permanent Representative of the Malaysian Permanent Mission, Geneva.
The panel will be moderated by UNIDIR researcher, James Revill and will include a question and answer session with the audience.
UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues pertaining to the Biological Weapons Convention.
Thursday 20 May 2021 – 13.00 – 14.30 CEST