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Calendar of side events for the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee

Calendar last updated 8 May 2017

Sunday, 30 April

14:00-16:00 3Dnukemissile Graben 21/Ecke-Kohlmarkt UNFOLD ZERO and
World Future Council

Monday, 1 May

09:00-17:00 Abolition 2000 Annual
General Meeting
Donau City Church, Donau-City Straße 2, Vienna Abolition 2000
18:00-20:00 NGO meet and greet Donaucity Church Vienna NGO Committee on Peace

Tuesday, 2 May

08:00 Interfaith prayer-vigil for the success of the NPT PrepCom Outside UN building Christian CND
13:15-14:30 NATO, nuclear weapons, and a ban treaty M3  PAX, INESA, IALANA, IPB
13:15-14:30 Bridging the gap between Nuclear-Weapon States and Non-Nuclear-Weapon States M-plenary Hiroshima Prefecture, UNIDIR, SIPRI
13:15-14:30 EU support to the CTBTO M2 European Union
15:00-18:00  Fighting nuclear weapons in Europe  M3  INES, IPB
17:00-18:30 Nuclear arms control in a stalemate? The work of the trilateral US-Russian-German Deep Cuts Commission M2 Government of Germany
18:00-18:30 Student simulation prep M3  INESAP 
19:00 The future role of nuclear weapons in Europe Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Festaal, Favoritenstrasse 15 IPI, ASPR, IPPNW, BITS, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, ICAN

Wednesday, 3 May

08:00 Interfaith prayer-vigil for the success of the NPT PrepCom Outside UN building Christian CND
09:00-09:50 Government briefing for NGOs: Netherlands (for civil society only) M3 WILPF
13:15-14:30 Nuclear policy in the UK M3  Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
13:15-14:30 Fissile material cut-off treaty M2 Government of Canada
13:15-14:30 Tlatelolco at 50: the continued relevance and potential of nuclear weapon free zones M-plenary GRULAC
13:15-14:30 The IAEA and the SDGs: how nuclear technology is contributing to human well-being M-Board Room A IAEA
13:15-14:30 Transparency and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: New Goals and Norms Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) Andromeda Tower, Floor 13 VCDNP and CSIS. Register: events@vcdnp.org
15:00-18:00 Nuclear Navies, Non-Proliferation, and Nuclear Disarmament  M3  Federation of American Scientists
18:00-19:30 Nuclear disarmament verification: launch of a UNIDIR study M01 (TBD) Government of New Zealand
18:00-18:30 Students simulation prep M3  INESAP 
18:30 No More Nuclear Victims Donau City Church Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Thursday, 4 May

08:00 Interfaith prayer-vigil for the success of the NPT PrepCom Outside UN building Christian CND
09:00-09:50 Government briefing for NGOs: Switzerland (for civil society only) M3 WILPF
09:00-10:00 Nuclear Detectives to the Rescue: The Role of Nuclear Forensics in the Fight against Nuclear Terrorism MOE100 Government of Romania
10:00-11:30  INF Treaty M3  Friedenswerkstatt Mutlangen and FOR
11:30-13:00 Nuclear weapons in the time of Trump: a view from the United States M3 Western States Legal Foundation
12:00-15:00 The WMD-free-zone in the Middle East: What next? Mission of the Arab League, Donau-City-Strasse 6/13/2 Pugwash Conferences and League of Arab States
13:15-14:30 Gender, development, and nuclear weapons M-plenary Embassy of Ireland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
13:15-14:30 Don't Bank on the Bomb  M3  PAX 
13:15-14:30 Enhancing the role of the CTBT in the NPT review process Press Briefing Room CTBTO
13:15-14:30 Comprehensive Nuclear Risk Reduction and the NPT Process: Strategies and Priorities M2 Permanent Mission of Argentina and NPSGlobal Foundation
13:15-14:30 DPRK: Nuclear and Ballistic Threats MOE79 Governments of France and the Republic of Korea
13:45-14:30 21st century safeguards: challenges and opportunities M-Board Room A IAEA
14:00-21:00 Dangers of nuclear power and the role of IAEA City Hall Vienna International Peace Bureau
15:00-18:00  Reducing risks of nuclear war  M3 People for Nuclear Disarmament 
18:00-18:30 Students simulation prep M3  INESAP 

Friday, 5 May

08:00 Interfaith prayer-vigil for the success of the NPT PrepCom Outside UN building Christian CND
NO GOVERNMENT BRIEFING TODAY
10:00-13:00  A nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East  M3  INES, IBP, PNND
13:15-14:30 Parliamentary actions for nuclear disarmament  M3  PNND 
13:15-14:30 Transparency: New Reporting Form on the Implementation of the Action Plan agreed at the 2010 Review Conference M2 Government of Japan, Australia, Canada, and Mexico on behalf of the NPDI
13:15-14:30 De-escalation: Urgent Measures to Prevent Flashpoints from Going Nuclear Press Briefing Room Governments of Sweden and Switzerland
13:15-14:30 NATO’s Enduring Commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty Conference Hall of the Permanent Mission of Japan, Andromeda Tower, Floor 24 VCDNP. Register: events@vcdnp.org
15:00-18:00 Missile defense impact on nuclear disarmament and space weaponization  M3 INES
18:00-18:30 Students simulation prep M3  INESAP 

Monday, 8 May

09:30-11:00 Revitalizing nuclear disarmament: more than just words M3 BASIC
11:00-13:00 Mayors for Peace Youth Forum M3  Mayors for Peace 
13:15-14:30 Paving the way for a resumption of meaningful communication on a zone free of WMD in the Middle East M3  Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Academic Orchestra Middle East
13:15-14:30 US capacity building assistance M2 US Department of State
13:15-14:30 Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the IAEA Milestones Approach: Practical Experiences from the Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Finland MOE100 Government of Finland
13:15-14:30 Disarmament under International Law (Book launch) Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), Andromeda Tower, Floor 13 VCDNP. Register: events@vcdnp.org
13:30-14:30 Computer Security as a Component of a National Nuclear Security Regime M-plenary IAEA
15:00-18:00 WMD Free Middle East - Achieving the Possible M3 Israeli Disarmament Movement
15:00-17:00 Disarmament verification monitoring Press Briefing Room Permanent Missions of Norway, the United Kingdom, and Argentina
18:00-18:30 Students simulation prep M3  INESAP 

Tuesday, 9 May

NO GOVERNMENT BRIEFING TODAY
10:00-13:00  Student simulation M3  INESAP
12:30-15:00 Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Proliferation Building C of VIC Pugwash Conferences
13:15-14:30  European Cooperative Security and Nuclear Disarmament M3 PNND and the Basel Peace Office
13:15-14:30  Sterile Insect Technique for Agriculture and Health in Africa M2 Government of France
13:30-14:30  IAEA support for human capacity building M-plenary IAEA
15:00-18:00 Student simulation M3 INESAP 

Wednesday, 10 May

NO GOVERNMENT BRIEFING TODAY
10:00-13:00 Fighting Nuclear Issues by Nagasaki and Korean Youth M3 Nagasaki Youth Delegation
12:45-15:00 Panel discussion on the CTBT as a Cornerstone of the NPT Regime Andromeda Tower, PMJ Conference Room on fl. 24 Permanent Missions of Japan and Kazakhstan and VCDNP
13:15-14:30 Assessing the transformative potential of the JCPOA  M3 Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Academic Orchestra Middle East
13:30-14:30 Trends, activities, and priorities in nuclear safety M-plenary IAEA
13:00-18:00 Student simulation Donau City Church, Donaucitystraße 2 INESAP
14:45-16:00 Disarmament verification: the role of scientists M3 VERTIC

Thursday, 11 May

09:00-09:50 Government briefing for NGOs M3 WILPF
13:15-14:30 The humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons MOE100 Government of Austria
13:15-14:30 EU-IAEA cooperation in nuclear science applications M2 European Union
13:15-14:30  Planning for the UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament M3 UNFOLD ZERO

Friday, 12 May

09:00-09:50 Government briefing for NGOs M3 WILPF