Video conference, July 1

Parliamentarians and the UN Disarmament Agenda

International parliamentary meeting to discuss Securing our Common Future, the United Nations agenda for disarmament released in 2018 by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

This meeting was originally planned as a physical meeting in Geneva but was changed to a video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Video conference

This will be the second in a series of parliamentary forums to discuss the UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda and the role of parliamentarians to advance this, working in cooperation with governments, the UN and civil society.

The forum was originally planned to be held in conjunction with the 142nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. However, the IPU Assembly was postponed until October and this event was changed into a video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meeting will consider the draft of a parliamentary handbook entitled ‘Assuring our Common Future: A Guide to Parliamentary Action in support of Disarmament for Security and Sustainable Development.’

Feedback from the roundtable will assist in editing the draft handbook in order for it to be finalized, published and released at the 142nd IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda October, 2020, with a follow-up United Nations launch in New York during UN Disarmament Week 2020.

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