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CD Appoints Coordinators


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Conference on Disarmament Appoints Three Special Coordinators

On 22 June, towards the close of the second part of its 2001 session, the 66-nation Conference on Disarmament in Geneva decided to appoint three special coordinators with the aim of reviewing its agenda, expanding its membership and improving its effectivity. 

In the light of the persistent stalemate in the Conference over ways to deal with the issues of nuclear disarmament and the prevention of an arms race in outer space, Ambassador Camilo Reyes Rodriguez of Colombia, who was presiding over the Conference at the time of the decision, pointed out that the decision represented modest progress in the work of the Conference. 

Ambassador Günther Seibert of Germany was appointed as special coordinator for the review of the agenda; Ambassador Petko Draganov of Bulgaria for the expansion of membership; and Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam of Sri Lanka for improved and effective functioning. 

The three coordinators are expected to report on their findings at the end of the third and final part of the Conference’s annual session, from 30 July to 14 September.

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