The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to co-host this side event to the Open Consultations of the 1540 Committee's Comprehensive Review process with Norway and Brazil. This part of an effort to promote dialogue on how best to mainstream the WPS agenda into non-proliferation regimes. The side event will be an opportunity to discuss practical methods for the integration of the WPS Agenda into the work of the 1540 Committee and its corresponding regime. The objective is to lay the groundwork for this topic to be raised in the Open Consultations by Member State delegations, UN entities, representatives of international, regional, and civil society organizations, as well as academia and industry. Opening Remarks will be provided by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu. After a series of short briefings from key partners and practitioners, participants will be invited to ask questions and discuss. A light lunch will be provided.
Ambassador Mona Juul - Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations
Ambassador Ronaldo Costa Filho - Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations
High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu
Panel of speakers:
Mr. James Revill – Head of WMD Programme at United Nations Institute for Disarmament
Ms. Melanie Reddiar - Chief Director of Non-Proliferation, South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Representative of Academic Institution TBC
Moderator: Ms. Nomsa Ndongwe, Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Audience Q & A + discussion
Wrap up and next steps:
Ms. Nomsa Ndongwe, Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 1:15-2:30 EDT, Online (UN Web TV).