OSCE PA Roundtable

Diplomacy, the United Nations and Nuclear Threats: Europe and the Middle East

A roundtable lunch discussion on the occasion of the 24th Annual Session of the OSCE.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

A roundtable lunch discussion on the occasion of the 24th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Helsinki
Tuesday July 7, 12:40-14:20
Finlandia Restaurant Private Dining Room
Finlandia Hall - Congress Wing, Rooms 25-26

Lunch kindly provided by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Parliamentarians attendiong the 24th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly are cordially invited to attend a roundtable lunch discussion on the topic of Diplomacy, the United Nations and Nuclear Threats: Europe and the Middle East

Threats of nuclear weapons proliferation, deployment - and possibly even use - have increased due to global and regional conflicts, including in Europe and the Middle East. At the same time there is an increasing awareness that any use of nuclear weapons - whether by accident, miscalculation or terrorist intent - would create unprecedented humanitarian, environmental, economic and political consequences.

Diplomacy, through cooperative security organisations such as the OSCE and the United Nations, can help address or resolve these conflicts and facilitate nuclear risk reduction and disarmament.

This roundtable lunch will discuss current initiatives and the role of parliamentarians. It will include follow-up on nuclear weapons and security aspects of the Istanbul Declaration, adopted at the 22nd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, and amendments on nuclear risk reduction being considered at the 24th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Welcome:
Timo Kantola,
Deputy Director General of the Political Department, Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Speakers:
Christine Muttonen MP (Austria), Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, PNND Co-President
Tarja Cronberg (Finland), PNND Co-President, Former Chair of the European Parliament Contact Group with Iran
Alyn Ware, PNND Global Coordinator, Co-founder of UNFOLD ZERO – a platform for United Nations (UN) focused initiatives and actions for the achievement of a nuclear weapons free world.

Co-hosted by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) the Austrian Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

To attend the lunch discussion please rsvp to alyn@pnnd.org by July 6. Phone +41 788 912 156.

For more information visit www.pnnd.org and www.unfoldzero.org

Lunch kindly provided by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland