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Explosive Weapons Use In Populated Areas: Understanding the Reverberating Effects and their Policy Implications

UNIDIR event

Thursday, 19 May 2016, from 13:15 to 15:00
Conference Room XXII at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

As part of their project on the reverberating effects of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, UNIDIR is holding a lunchtime discussion to look at new research and explore a variety of perspectives on this aspect of the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons. The agenda and speakers are:

13:15 Welcoming Remarks
Ambassador Thomas Hajnoczi, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria, Geneva

Moderator: John Borrie, Chief of Research, UNIDIR

13:25 What are the reverberating effects of explosive weapons use in populated areas? What does UNIDIR’s new research tell policy practitioners?
Christina Wille, Consultant Researcher, UNIDIR, and Manager, Insecurity Insight

13:45 Is explosive weapons use really an issue for implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Sara Sekkenes, Adviser, Conflict Prevention and Recovery—Partnerships, UNDP 

13:55 Reverberating effects: the ICRC field perspective
Pascal Hundt, Head of Assistance Division, International Committee of the Red Cross

14:05 The Explosion and Extreme Energy Event Monitor (E3E) developed by CERN researchers
Tomoko Muranaka and Kevin Koh

14:15 Questions and Discussion

14:45 Close of meeting

A light sandwich lunch for participants will be available outside Room XXII from 13:00

RSVP to Anita Blétry abletry@unog.ch to attend this event

This event is organized by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research with support from the Governments of Norway and Austria.

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