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Launch Event: Middle East WMDFZ Timeline


Launch Event: Middle East WMDFZ Timeline

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of a new online resource: The Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone Timeline. 

This interactive online resource provides users with an overview of key milestones in the ME WMDFZ process over the last 60 years through documents, photos, and videos. The timeline is available to users in Arabic, English, Hebrew, and Persian.

The launch event will take place on Wednesday, 16 June 2021, from 13:00 to 13:45 (UTC). It will include a live demonstration of the different features of the ME WMDFZ Timeline, followed by a short discussion with three guest speakers to discuss the relevance and importance of the tool.

This is the second online resource created as part of UNIDIR's MEWMDFZ Project, following on from the launch of the MEWMDFZ Documents Depository last year.

REGISTER HERE to attend the event.

For any inquiries, please contact Ms. Anne-Laure Souissi-Sans, Project Coordinator (

ar-timeline screenshotMEWMDFZ Timeline


  • Ms. Tomisha Bino, Programme Analyst, ME WMDFZ Project, UNIDIR (Moderator)
  • Ambassador Karim Haggag, Professor of Practice and Director, Department of Public Policy and Administration, American University of Cairo
  • Dr. Or Rabinowitz, Associate Professor at the International Relations department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Mr. Roman Ustinov, Counselor, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna



16 June 2021