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Calendar of side events for the 2018 NPT Preparatory Committee

Calendar last updated: 24 April

Monday 23 April

08:00 Now Pray Together: Short Interfaith Vigil to pray for progress at the NPT Outside Pregny Gate Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
11:00-12:30 Parliamentary action plan for a nuclear weapon-free world Room XVI  PNND
13:15-14:30 Don't Bank on the Bomb Room XVI  PAX
13:15-14:30 The European Union support for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and its Organisation Room XI The European Union and CTBTO
15:00-17:00 The new nuclear arms race and the NPT Room XVI Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Tuesday 24 April

08:00 Now Pray Together: Short Interfaith Vigil to pray for progress at the NPT Outside Pregny Gate Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
10:00-12:00 The Trump nuclear doctrine: the Nuclear Posture Review’s threats to the NPT and humanity Room XVI Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
13:15-14:45 Bringing the nuclear-armed states into disarmament: perspectives from the UK Room XVI Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
13:15-14:30 The report of the Group of Eminent Persons for Nuclear Disarmament Assembly Hall The Delegation of Japan to the CD
13:15-14:30 Negative Security Assurances to strengthen global non-proliferation and as practical steps towards Global Zero Room XI GCSP and the Permanent Mission of Germany
13:15-14:30 Panel discussion: Relevance of the NPT: Decalogue of NAM, the principles of Bandung"  Room V The Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the UNOG
15:00-17:00 The Mutlangen Manifesto: a workshop Room XVI Friedenswerkstatt Mutlangen
17:00-18:00 UNIDIR briefing (closed meeting) Room XVI UNIDIR
18:00-20:00 A short film based on real voice of Nagasaki youth on nuclear issues, and message from Hibakusha Room XVI Nagasaki Youth Delegation

Wednesday 25 April

08:00 Now Pray Together: Short Interfaith Vigil to pray for progress at the NPT Outside Pregny Gate Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
08:30-10:00 Women in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Room XI The Permanent Mission of Australia to the UNOG with Canada, Sweden and Netherlands
13:15-14:45 Bridging the gap: the CTBT Room XVI CTBTO and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 
13:15-14:45 Identifying concrete steps to move forward nuclear disarmament Room XXVII Hirsohima Prefecture, UNIDIR, and SIPRI
13:15-14:30 Moving onwards from PrepCom I Room XI Netherlands
13:15-14:30 The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review Room XXV United States Department of State
13:15-14:30 Panel discussion: Relevance of the NPT: Decalogue of NAM, the Principles of Bandung Room V Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the UNOG
15:00-17:00 Reducing rising nuclear risks  Room XVI People for Nuclear Disarmament
18:00-20:00 Panel discussion on the nexus between the nuclear weapons ban treaty and Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Maison de la Paix, Room A2
PEAC Institute, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Amplify, PAX, and IHEID Junior Diplomat Initiative

Thursday 26 April

08:00 Now Pray Together: Short Interfaith Vigil to pray for progress at the NPT Outside Pregny Gate Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
08:00-13:00 Mayors for Peace Youth Forum Room XVI  Mayors for Peace
13:15-14:45 Achieving the possible - a WMDFZ in the Middle East Room XVI GCSP, APOME, and FES
13:15-14:30 Transparency and confidence building in the context of a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty Room V The Permanent Mission of Canada to UNOG
13:15-14:30 Concepts and methods for nuclear disarmament verification: The QUAD/LETTERPRESS multilateral arms reduction exercise between NWS and NNWS Room XI United Kingdom (FCO), U.S. (State Department), Norway (MFA), and Sweden (MFA)
13:15-14:30 Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons Room VIII Permanent Mission of Austria
17:00-18:00 International cooperation combatting nuclear terrorism Room XI Permanent Mission of Finland 

Friday 27 April

08:00 Now Pray Together: Short Interfaith Vigil to pray for progress at the NPT Outside Pregny Gate Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
11:30-12:30 Meeting Michiko Kodama, a Hiroshima survivor
(organized for German students, others are welcome)
Room XVI Abrüstung und Friedensjournalismus
13:00-14:45 Practical aspects of nuclear disarmament verification Room VIII UNIDIR
13:15-14:45 Nuclear weapons in Europe Room XVI  International Peace Bureau
13:15-14:30 Strengthening the NPT Review Process by Enhancing Transparency Room XI The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative 
13:15-14:30 The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification Room V Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, United States Department of State, and Nuclear Threat Initiative
15:00-18:00 Youth presents: inheritance of memory to all human beings  Room XVI Nagasaki Youth Delegation

Saturday 28 April 

09:00-17:00 Abolition 2000 annual general meeting Maison des Associations, rue des Savoises 15, 1205 Abolition 2000

 

Monday 30 April

10:00-13:00 Next steps towards nuclear disarmament (simulated negotiations) Room XVI INESAP
13:15-14:45 Government briefing: Ambassador Adam Bugajski, the Chair of 2018 NPT PrepCom (for civil society only) Room X WILPF
13:15-14:45 Nuclear weapon free zone or zone free from weapons of mass destruction? Room XVI International Peace Bureau, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
13:15-14:30 The Additional Protocol as the Universal Safeguards Standard  Room XI United States Department of State
13:15-14:30 NPT addressing the North Korean nuclear challenge Room XII France, Germany, the Republic of Korea, and United Kingdom
15:00-18:00 Next steps towards nuclear disarmament (simulated negotiations) Room XVI INESAP

Tuesday 1 May

10:00-13:00 Next steps towards nuclear disarmament (simulated negotiations) Room XVI INESAP
13:15-14:45 Nuclear weapons and the law on human rights and future generations Room XVI Basel Peace Office and IALANA
13:15-14:30 Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction Room XII Permanent Mission of Ireland
13:15-14:30 Nuclear safety as a key element for the peaceful use of nuclear energy Room XI The Swiss Federal Safety Inspectorate (ENSI)
15:00-18:00 Next steps towards nuclear disarmament (simulated negotiations) Room XVI INESAP

Wednesday 2 May

10:00-10:45 Government briefing: Ambassador Grossi, Argentina (for civil society only)
Room XVI WILPF
11:30-13:00 Voices from the second generation of A-bomb survivors of Hiroshima & Nagasaki: nuclear disarmament and human rights Room XVI Japanese Liaison Council of Second-Generation Atomic Bomb Survivors
13:15-14:30 Benefits of the NPT - International cooperation in dealing with radioactive sources  Room VII The European Union
13:15-14:30 Nuclear arms control at a dead end? Possible next steps for the INF and New START Room XI German Federal Foreign Office and Deep Cuts Commission
13:15-14:30 Preventing nuclear use: the roles of the NPT, TPNW, security assurances and NWFZ Room I The Permanent Mission of South Africa
15:00-16:30 Sliding into chaos: Resurgent nationalisms and the dangers of war among nuclear armed states Room XVI Western States Legal Foundation
16:30-18:00 The roots of disarmament: Social movements in the global South, the Treaty of Tlatelolco and the path to the ban treaty Room XVI  Western States Legal Foundation

Thursday 3 May

09:00-10:00 Progressive disarmament measures to prevent a new arms race Room XVI  Arms Control Association and the Permanent Mission of Ireland 
11:00-12:30 Lessons learned from the CTBT and NWFZs: A blueprint for stability on the Korean Peninsula Room XVI CNS
13:15-14:30 HEU minimisation in civilian application - a permanent threat reduction Room XI Permanent Mission of the Netherlands
13:15-14:30 Cooperation between Nuclear Weapon Free Zones: History, Challenges, and Recommendations Room VIII Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan
13:15-14:30 Nuclear Weapons and Environmental Law Room I Permanent Mission of Ireland

Friday 4 May

13:15-14:45 Working methods in disarmament diplomacy (part 3): Preparatory processes Room XVI  Geneva Disarmament Platform
13:15-14:30 Nuclear disarmament verification: Prospects for the upcoming Group of Governmental Experts Room XII Mission of Norway and Office of Disarmament Affairs