Side-events to the NPT Review Preparatory Committee – New York City

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Date(s) - Monday - Apr 29, 2019 - Friday - May 10, 2019
12:00 am

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Together with partner organisations, the International Peace Bureau will be involved as organiser or supporter in a few side-events to the 3rd session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)*, taking place in New York city from 29 April to 10 May 2019.

Click here to access the flyer with an overview of the events (PDF)

Events at the United Nations Headquarters

Apr 30, 10h-12h, Conference Room C: Nuclear weapons in Europe (Organisers: IPB, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)

Moderator: Reiner Braun (IPB)

  • Sergio Duarte (former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs) – The INF Treaty at threat
  • Sara Medi Jones (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – CND) – Nuclear weapons in Europe and in the UK
  • Jean Marie Collin (Parlementaires pour la Non prolifération et le Désarmement nucléaire – PNND) – Nuclear weapons in Europe and in France
  • Susi Snyder (Pax Christi, ICAN Intl Steering Group): A momentum for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Europe

April 30, 15h-17h, Conference Room C: Tearing up the INF and attacks on the rules-based system (Organiser: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – CND; Supported by IPB)

Moderator: Sara Medi Jones (CND)

  • Simon Cleobury (UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament)
  • Rebecca Johnson (CND Vice President and ICAN founding president)
  • Reiner Braun (President, International Peace Bureau)
  • Daryl G. Kimball (Executive Director, Arms Control Association)

May 06, 10h-12h, Conference Room CModernisations and New Nuclear Technologies (Organisers: IPB, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)

Moderator: Arielle Denis (IPB)

  • Jackie Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation) – New developments of the weapons industry
  • Andrew Lichterman (International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms – IALANA) – Rethinking the Military-Industrial Complex
  • Joseph Gerson (Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security) – Arms race developments in the Asia pacific region

May 08, 13:15h-14:30h, Conference Room 12Achieving the possible WMD Free Zone in the Middle East (Organisers: THE METO PROJECT, Geneva Disarmament Platform, IPB)

  • Wael Al-Assad  (Former Ambassador of League of Arab States)
  • Patricia Lewis (Head of International Security at Chatham House)
  • Tariq Rauf (Former Head of Verification and Security Policy at IAEA)
  • Sharon Dolev (Israel Disarmament Movement & METO Project)
  • Paul Ingram (Executive Director at BASIC & METO Project)
  • Emad Kiyaei (Principal at IGD Group & METO Project)

Other events in New York City (external to the UN buildings)

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May 4, 8h30 – 17h30, Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square): Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking & Movement Building – An International Conference (Organisers & supporters: American Friends Service Committee; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security; IPB; Peace Action; Peace and Planet; Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung; Western States Legal Foundation; International Trade Union Confederation).

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Ellsberg (Keynote Speaker) – Former Senior U.S. Nuclear War & Military Planner
  • Boris Kargarlitsky – Institute for Globalization Studies and Social Movements (Russia)
  • Sharon Dolev – Israeli Disarmament Movement (Israel)
  • Lee Tae-ho – People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (Republic of Korea)
  • Reiner Braun – International Peace Bureau (Germany)
  • Karlene Griffiths Sekou – Movement for Black Lives
  • Andrew Lichterman – Western States Legal Foundation
  • Arielle Denis – International Peace Bureau (France)
  • Achin Vanaik – Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India)
  • Yayoi Tsuchida – The Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Japan)
  • Reese Chenault – U.S. Labor Against the War
  • Oleg Bodrov – Coalition Clean Baltic (Russia)
  • Marcia Campos – Western States Legal Foundation
  • Joseph Gerson – Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security, American Friends Service Committee


* About the PrepCom:

“The Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is scheduled to hold its third session from 29 April to 10 May 2019 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This will be the third and final session prior to the 2020 Review Conference.

The Preparatory Committee, open to all States parties to the Treaty, is responsible for addressing substantive and procedural issues related to the Treaty and the forthcoming Review Conference. The Chair of the third session is Ambassador Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob of Malaysia.”