Parliamentary Breakfast Forum

Pursuing a nuclear-weapon-free world – a dialogue with Kim Won-soo, UN High Representative for Disarmament

7:30am, 131 Queen Street, Room 8-53, Ottawa
Open to all members of parliament. RSVP to hedy.fry.a2@parl.gc.ca

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Canada, Ottawa

PARLIAMENTARY BREAKFAST FORUM

Tuesday May 3, 2016 – 7:30am

131 Queen Street, Room 8-53, Ottawa

Pursuing a nuclear weapon-free world: the UN Secretary-General's Five Point Plan on nuclear disarmament.

On United Nations Day Oct 24, 2009 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a Five-Point Proposal for Nuclear Disarmament. The proposal combines incremental measures and more comprehensive proposals to provide a plan that could be agreeable to all States.

In 2010 the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty agreed by consensus that all States should make special efforts to establish the framework for a nuclear weapon free world noting the Five Point Proposal of the UNSG.

The Inter Parliamentary Union adopted a resolution in 2014 supporting many of the points in the plan including the call for negotiations on a nuclear weapons convention or package of similar agreements.

The proposal is also guiding the work of the UN Open Ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations, which is deliberating in Geneva.

Mr. Kim Won-soo assumed his position as Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on 1 June 2015.Prior to taking on this post, Mr. Kim served as Assistant-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General since January 2007.

Also present:

Ms. Heidi Hulan, Director-General, Non-Proliferation and Security Threat Reduction Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C., former Senator and former Ambassador for Disarmament

Co-Hosts:

Blaine Calkins, M.P., member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament / Canada

Linda Duncan, M.P., member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament / Canada

Dr. Hedy Fry, M.P., member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament / Canada

Breakfast will be provided

RSVP to hedy.fry.a2@parl.gc.ca

Sponsored by:

  • Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament / Canada
  • Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention