Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) continue to pose a serious threat to security and development around the world. Their use has had a particularly severe impact on the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the ability of UN and multilateral peacekeeping operations to ensure the protection of civilians. The proliferation and relatively easy accessibility of certain IED components has enabled their widespread use by non-state armed groups, terrorists, and criminals.
Countering the threats posed by IEDs is a challenging task that requires comprehensive approaches across policy domains, as well as effective international and regional cooperation.
UNIDIR is organizing this series of online regional briefings to provide an overview of the global IED threat, multilateral counter-IED efforts, as well as some of the effective approaches for prevention, mitigation, and response. These briefings will help set the stage for informed dialogues on this critical issue within relevant United Nations and other multilateral frameworks.
- Opening remarks
- Nature of the IED threat
- Multilateral approaches for prevention, response, and risk mitigation
FOLLOWED BY Q&A
Recordings of the regional briefings will be made available on UNIDIR’s website.
WHEN & WHERE
Times and days vary for different regional groups, please see below to identify your regional group. You can check your local time zone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/
10 October 2023, 15.00-16.00 CET | Register here.
9 October 2023, 11.00-12.00 CET | Register here.
Eastern European States
9 October 2023, 15.00-16.00 CET | Register here.
Latin American and Caribbean States
9 October 2023, 17.00-18.00 CET | Register here.
Western European and other States
10 October 2023, 17.00-18.00 CET | Register here.
All regional briefings will be delivered in English. Interpretation into French will be available for the regional briefing for African States and interpretation into Spanish will be available for the regional briefing for Latin American and Caribbean States.
UNIDIR encourage the participation of representatives from permanent missions in New York and Geneva, experts in national capitals, regional organizations, and other entities interested in this issue.
Please register to each regional briefing. The links to each of the events will be shared with registered participants.
For any questions, please contact Mr. Theò Bajon (firstname.lastname@example.org)