The report launched examines what technological solutions are available to help monitor and verify ceasefires. This joint publication by UNIDIR’s Security and Technology Programme and Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme also provides a series of guiding considerations to reflect upon before using technology to aid with ceasefire monitoring and verification. Beyond the presentation of the research, an expert panel will discuss the past and current use of technology in (remote) ceasefire monitoring and verification as well as consider the future opportunities and challenges that technology offers in a ceasefire context.
A recording of the event is available on the UNIDIR YouTube Channel (or see below).
Opening remarks by Alexander Hug, Head of Mission, ICMP (International Commission on Missing Persons) Iraq; former Principal Deputy Chief Monitor, OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Facilitator: Simon Yazgi, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, UNIDIR
A. Heather Coyne, Senior Security Sector Reform Officer, Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY)
Georg Stein, Senior Peace and Political Affairs Advisor at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Swiss Cooperation Office, Juba, South Sudan
Valerie Sticher, Research Fellow, AI Singapore
Ajay Sethi, Senior Political Affairs Officer – Advisor Ceasefires and Security Arrangements, Mediation Support Unit, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Sarah Grand-Clément, Researcher, Security and Technology Programme and Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme, UNIDIR
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 15:00-16:30 CEST, Online.