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Statements to the February session of the open-ended working group on nuclear disarmament 2016

Taking stock | Panel I | Panel II (a) (b) (c) | other measures | the way forward

Monday, 22 February 

Taking stock

Exchange of views

Panel I on substantively addressing concrete effective legal measures, legal provisions and norms that will need to be concluded to attain and maintain a world without nuclear weapons 

Exchange of views

  • Mexico, Ambassdor Jorge Lomonaco
  • Malaysia
  • Latvia
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Switzerland
  • Ms. Gro Nystuen, Senior Partner, International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI)
  • Ms. Kathleen Lawand, Head of Arms Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Ms. Rebecca Johnson, Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London
  • Japan, Ambassador Toshio Sano
  • Australia
  • Austria 
  • Mexico
  • Wildfire 

Tuesday, 23 February 

Wednesday, 24 February

Thursday, 25 February

Panel II on substantively addressing recommendations on other measures that could contribute to taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations
(a) Transparency measures related to the risks associated with existing nuclear weapons 

  • Mr. Tariq Rauf, Director, Disarmament Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
       (Powerpoint)

Exchange of views

  • Egypt
  • Malaysia
  • Japan
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Iraq
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Thailand
  • Mr. Tariq Rauf, Director, Disarmament Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 
  • Sweden
  • Tunisia
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Mr. Tariq Rauf, Director, Disarmament Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) 

(b) Measures to reduce and eliminate the risk of accidental, mistaken, unauthorized or intentional nuclear weapon detonations  

  • Ms. Beyza Unal, Research Fellow, Nuclear Weapons Policy, International Security Department, Chatham House 
  • Mr. Pavel Podvig

 Exchange of view

  • Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Poland
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Mayors for Peace
  • Switzerland
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Ms. Beyza Unal, Research Fellow, Nuclear Weapons Policy, International Security Department, Chatham House 
  • Mr. Pavel Podvig
  • New Zealand

Friday, 26 February

(c) Additional measures to increase awareness and understanding of the complexity of and interrelationshipbetweenthe wide range of humanitarian consequences that would result from any nuclear detonation 

Exchange of views

  • Austria
  • Ecuador
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Sweden
  • Mexico
  • International Fellowship for Reconciliation
  • Zimbabwe
  • New Zealand
  • Mr. John Borrie, Chief of Research, UNIDIR 
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • Austria
  • Wildfire
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Guatemala
  • Mexcio
  • PNND
  • Egypt
  • Cuba
  • Chatam House
  • Turkey
  • Mr. John Borrie, Chief of Research, UNIDIR 

Other measures

  • Japan
  • Egypt
  • Austria
  • Unfold Zero
  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • Japan
  • James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Netherlands
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • Malaysia
  • Wildfire
  • Switzerland
  • Mexcio
  • Brazil

The way forward

  • Chair
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Australia
  • Cuba
  • Brazil
  • New Zealand
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Chair