What’s on in Geneva this week? (3-7 February)
The Arms Trade Treaty Working Group Meetings will run from 4 to 7 February at the Palais des Nations. During the week, participants will discuss treaty implementation; diversion; treaty universalization; and transparency and reporting on Thursday; while the first informal preparatory meeting of the ATT Sixth Conference of States Parties will take place on Friday
What’s on in Geneva this week? (27-31 January)
This week, the Conference on Disarmament continues with business as usual in the Council Chamber. A plenary meeting is scheduled for Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, on Monday, UNOG is hosting a briefing on disarmament trends in the current international context
What’s on in Geneva this week? (20-24 January)
This week, the Conference on Disarmament will go back to business, the first part of this year's session will run until 27 March and will be successively presided over by Algeria, Argentina and Australia
What’s on in Geneva this week? (13-17 January)
This Tuesday and to start the year off on the right foot, do not miss the discussion organized by the GCSP and UNIDIR on International Disarmament Treaties. The event will explore questions such as: What are the trends to be drawn from the existing disarmament instruments and recent developments?
What’s on in Geneva this week? (6-10 January 2020)
Happy New Year! As the U2 song goes "all is quiet on New Year's Day," and the same applies to Geneva this week where many of us are slowly (but surely) emerging from our "end-of-the-year hibernation" and going back to work. It also means it is time to look at what is ahead for the disarmament agenda in 2020
What’s on in Geneva this week? (16-20 December)
This is our last weekly news item for 2019. The disarmament year is drawing to a close: there are no official meetings scheduled before the New Year, but in the UK Wilton Park is hosting its traditional NPT conference this week. The focus this year is of course the NPT review conference to be held in April-May 2020; the programme is available here, and you can follow on Twitter using
What’s on in Geneva this week? (9-13 December)
Last Friday, the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties came to a close (advance version of the final report) and marked the season's end for disarmament official action here in Geneva.
What’s on in Geneva this week? (2-6 December)
This week will be buys on both side of the Atlantic. In Geneva, on Monday, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security hosts the Global Forum on Scientific Advances Important to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) which aims to address emerging and advancing capabilities in biology and biotechnology and their implications on the convention. This will be followed by the 2019 Meeting of States Parties to the BWC
What’s on in Geneva this week? (25-29 November)
This week most of the disarmament action is taking place outside of Geneva: the Fourth Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty opens today in Oslo while the Twenty-Fourth Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention kicks off in the Hague.
What’s on in Geneva this week? (18-22 November)
This week is one of the few chances Geneva disarmament diplomats have to catch their collective breath, squeezed among the busy series of disarmament treaty meetings between the end of the First Committee and the end of the year. But even this quiet week gets off to a lively start, with Ireland hosting at UNOG on Monday the first informal consultation on a political declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA)