Examining the Role of Conventional Arms Control in Preventing Conflicts and...

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International Peace Institute

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The International Peace Institute (IPI), the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations are pleased to invite you to an evening panel discussion on the role of conventional arms control in preventing conflicts and building peace. The event will take place at IPI on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Opening remarks:
H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura
, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Representative of Japan to the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Aidan Liddle, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
Dr. Renata Dwan, Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Speakers:

Mr. Asif Khan, Chief of Mediation Support Unit, UN Department of Political Affairs
Mr. Thomas Kontogeorgos, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Service, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Mr. Himayu Shiotani, Programme Lead, Conventional Arms Programme, UNIDIR
Dr. Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser, IPI

Moderator:
Mr. Jake Sherman, Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, IPIPoor regulation of arms and ammunition is a key enabler of conflict and a means of sustaining it. Peace and sustainable development cannot be achieved without effective conventional arms control. Despite this, conventional arms control is rarely integrated into conflict prevention thinking and action. The Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament calls for an examination of how disarmament and arms
control can contribute to conflict prevention.

This event, held during the opening week of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament, aims to improve understanding of the roles and impact of conventional arms in preventing and managing conflicts, as well as to examine approaches to better identify, utilize, and integrate conventional arms control measures and tools to sustain peace.

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