The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), in cooperation with the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) and the Geneva Branch of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) organized a regional meeting for scientific experts from Africa and Asia to discuss possible ways to advance negotiations of a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, and to facilitate the contribution of regional expertise and experience into these negotiations. The workshop was held from 17 – 18 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The meeting aimed to facilitate dialogue among selected scientific experts, members of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and high-level FMCT expert preparatory group (HLEPG) and representatives from regional organizations, on possible ways to advance negotiations of a treaty banning the production of fissile materials and other nuclear-security and nuclear-energy related issues. The meeting offered regional experts the opportunity to exchange views on the continued importance and relevance of a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices, and how the objective to advance negotiations on such a treaty fits within the respective regional organizations’ work. Participants also shared perspectives on how to further advance this topic at the regional and international levels.
The workshop was made possible with the financial support from the European Union pursuant to Council Decision 2017/2284 “to provide support to States in the African, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions to participate in the high-level fissile material cut-off treaty expert preparatory group consultative process.”
For further information, please contact Mr. Yuriy Kryvonos, UNRCPD Director: firstname.lastname@example.org