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MPI Forum, Oct. 6: USG Abe, Ambs. Duarte and Salander to address "Second Nuclear Age"
Press Release
Sept. 25, 2003

On Monday, October 6, 2003, the Middle Powers Initiative will hold a Forum at the United Nations in New York entitled "Challenges of the Second Nuclear Age: Preserving Multilateralism, Advancing Disarmament."

Mr. Nobuyasu Abe (Japan), the new UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, will deliver the key note address. Other speakers include Ambassador SÚrgio de Queiroz Duarte (Brazil), who currently coordinates the efforts of the New Agenda Coalition; Ambassador Henrik Salander (Sweden), the designated Secretary-General of the new Independent Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Senator Douglas Roche, Chair of MPI.

The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, P.C., former Prime Minister of Canada, will chair the Forum.

The Forum, which is open to the public, will take place from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Conference Room 6 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

If you wish to participate in the event and do NOT have a valid UN pass, please contact Dr. Urs Cipolat, MPI Program Director, at 415-775-6760 or urs@gsinstitute.org before Sept. 28.

Due to UN administrative requirements, we will not be able to handle late applications.

Program (printable version in PDF):

MPI Forum, Monday, Oct. 6, United Nations, New York, Conference Room 6

1:15 p.m. Welcome

Mr. Jonathan Granoff
President, Global Security Institute

Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, P.C.
Former Prime Minister of Canada

1:30 p.m. Keynote

Mr. Nobuyasu Abe
UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs

1:45 p.m. Presentations

Amb. SÚrgio de Queiroz Duarte, Brazil
Coordinator, New Agenda Coalition

Amb. Henrik Salander, Sweden
Secretary-General, Independent Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction

Senator Douglas Roche, O.C.
Chair, Middle Powers Initiative

2:15 p.m. Questions/Answers

2:40 p.m. Summation by Chair

2:45 p.m. Adjourn

To confirm participation, please contact Dr. Urs Cipolat, MPI Program Director. 415-775-6760 (phone), 415-775-6761 (fax), urs@gsinstitute.org.