Tag: Roundtable Discussion

Regional roundtable meeting in Pretoria

On 17-18 February the WMD project of the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) held its 11th regional roundtable meeting on nuclear weapons outside Pretoria, South Africa.

By Torbjørn Graff Hugo

The meeting was organized in collaboration with the South African-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The purpose of the roundtable was to bring together key government stakeholders from the African continent to discuss both substantive and process-related aspects of an international nuclear disarmament, with a particular focus on a planned Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) in Geneva. A key issue to be explored was the role of Africa and African states in this field.

Roundtable discussion in San José

On 19–20 November 2015, the WMD project of International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) organised its tenth regional roundtable meeting on nuclear weapons in Costa Rica

By Torbjørn Graff Hugo
26 November 2015

The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brought together 17–18 participants, primarily government officials from Latin America and the Caribbean. The main objective of the roundtable meeting was to bring together key stakeholders from the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, including government officials, academics and civil society actors, to discuss both substantive and process-related aspects of international nuclear disarmament.

Roundtable discussion in Bangkok

On 26–27 March 2015, the WMD project of International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) organised its ninth regional roundtable meeting on nuclear weapons in Bangkok, Thailand

By Torbjørn Graff Hugo & Magnus Løvold
19 May 2015

The meeting was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (TMFA) and brought together more than 30 participants mainly from the Asia-Pacific region, including government officials (from 13 different states), academics and civil society actors. The main objective was to share thoughts and ideas on how the humanitarian initiative on nuclear weapons can be taken forward, and specifically on how to close the ‘legal gap’ identified at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.

ILPI roundtable discussion in Montego Bay, August 2014

On 20–21 August 2014, ILPI’s Nuclear Weapons Project convened its 8th regional roundtable meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences at the University of the West Indies (ICENS-UWI) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the UN in New York was also closely involved in the planning of the meeting.

ILPI roundtable discussion in Tagaytay, June 2014

On 3–4 June 2014, ILPI’s Nuclear Weapons Project organized its 7th regional roundtable meeting near Manila, the Philippines, in collaboration with the Center for Peace Education (CPE) at Miriam College and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). A total of 17 individuals attended the conference, from eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Six of the participants were government officials, the rest from civil society and academia. The topic of discussion was the role of the Asia–Pacific region in the humanitarian initiative on nuclear weapons, and the road ahead in the field of nuclear disarmament. The meeting stretched from lunch to lunch, and was held at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, near Manila.

ILPI roundtable discussion in Lusaka, May 2014

On 26–27 May 2014, ILPI’s Nuclear Weapons Project organized its 6th regional roundtable meeting on nuclear weapons in Lusaka, Zambia. The meeting was organized in collaboration with Zambian Health Workers for Social Responsibility (the Zambian branch of IPPNW) and closely coordinated with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The purpose of the roundtable was to discuss issues related to Africa’s role in the humanitarian initiative, and the prospects for a ban on nuclear weapons.

ILPI roundtable discussion in Nairobi, December 2013

On 10-11 December, 2013, ILPI’s Nuclear Weapons Project organized its 5th regional roundtable meeting on nuclear weapons in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the Africa Peace Forum (APFO) and closely coordinated with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The aim of the roundtable meeting was to bring together key individuals from Southern and Eastern Africa, including government officials, academics and civil society actors, in order to share thoughts and ideas on how these states can contribute to the strengthening of the humanitarian discourse on nuclear weapons and the negotiation of a comprehensive ban.

ILPI roundtable discussion in Lagos, November 2013

On 13-14 November, 2013, ILPI’s Nuclear Weapons Project (NWP) organized its 4th regional roundtable meeting on nuclear weapons, in Lagos, Nigeria, in collaboration with ICAN, as well as three Nigerian NGOs (Churches in Action for Peace and Development – CAPAD, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – WILPF, and International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). The aim of the roundtable meeting was to bring together key individuals from West Africa, including government officials, academics and civil society actors, in order to share thoughts and ideas on how West African states can contribute to strengthening the humanitarian discourse on nuclear weapons and towards the negotiation of comprehensive ban on nuclear weapons.