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Panel Discussion – Building on the UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda

12 February @ 13:00 - 14:30



Building on the UN Secretary General’s Disarmament Agenda” is a panel discussion organised by SCRAP and hosted by the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom at the Palais-des-Nations, Geneva. This discussion will be held on Tuesday 12th February from 13.00pm to 14:30pm in room XXI in the Palais des Nations, with light lunch served before the event

Chair:  H.E. Aidan Liddle, Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, United Kingdom

Opening remarks:  H.E. Michael Møller, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament and Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to the Conference


  • Henrietta Wilson, Research Fellow, SOAS University
  • Marc Finaud, Senior Program Advisor, Emerging Security Challenges, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • Kerstin Vignard, Deputy Director and Chief Of Staff, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
  • Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS University

In May 2018 the United Nations Secretary-General launched a new disarmament agenda Securing our Common Future. This comprehensive agenda seeks to re-energize stalled disarmament processes by outlining a set of practical measures across the entire range of disarmament issues, including weapons of mass destruction, conventional arms and future weapon technologies. This event seeks to generate fresh perspectives and explore ways to move forward on the Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda.

SCRAP is an initiative of students, alumni and staff of SOAS University of London, actively supported by a committee of academics and NGO officials with governmental experience. This will be SCRAP’s eighth annual appointment at the UN.


12 February
13:00 - 14:30


Room XXI, Palais-des-Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
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