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Seminar 3: Taking stock of deliberations on assistance, response and preparedness under the current ISP, 19 November 2019


Seminar Programme

Taking stock of deliberations on assistance, response and preparedness under the current intersessional programme

19 November 2019
Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Welcome Remarks

  • Mr. Daniel Feakes, Chief, BWC Implementation Support Unit
  • H.E. Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament
  • Mr. Marc Finaud, Head of Arms Proliferation, GCSP

Session I: Dealing with a bio-terrorist attack or an accident involving hazardous biological substances - lessons for national preparedness


Session II: Establishment of an Article VII/BWC Database

  • Moderator: Dr. Valeria Santori, Consultant BWC ISU
  • H.E. Amb. Yann Hwang, Permanent Representative of France to the Conference on Disarmament, Chair of the 2019 BWC Meeting of States Parties: Introduction of the French/Indian proposal on an Article VII/BWC Database
  • H.E. Amb. Pankaj Sharma, Permanent Representative of India to the Conference on Disarmament: Benefits of Establishing an Article VII/BWC Database
  • Mr. Thomas Peter, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Geneva: OCHA's experience with disaster response coordination systems
  • Discussion

Session III: Analyzing different Dimensions of Article VII


Session IV: Looking towards the Ninth Review Conference: making progress on Assistance, Response and Preparedness (Panel Session)

  • Moderator: Mr. Daniel Feakes, Chief BWC ISU
  • Mr. Usman Jadoon, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN and other international organizations, Chair of the 2019 Meeting of Experts on Assistance, Response and Preparedness
  • Dr. Filippa Lentzos, Sr. Research Fellow at King's College London (Department of War Studies, and Department of Global Health & Social Medicine), NGO Coordinator BWC
  • Mr. Kazuhiro Nakai, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament

Wrap up and Closing Remarks (BWC ISU)

The full seminar report will be posted in due course.