Upcoming Events Calendar

May, 2005

The Global Security Institute is proud to be a part of the global community of committed groups and governments working to ensure success at the Seventh Review Conference of States parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to be held in New York City from May 3-28.

Below is a listing of some of the activities and events organized by the coordinated programs of the Middle Powers Initiative, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and the Global Security Institute. A full listing of NPT-related events is available on the website of Reaching Critical Will.

Please note: Security is extraordinarily tight this year due to UN Headquarters construction and space is extremely limited; only those with NPT accreditation may attend events on UN grounds.

Thursday, April 29

Civil Society Forum for Nuclear Weapons-Free Zones

Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima

Co-sponsored by: PNND, Mayors for Peace, the International Association of Laywers against Nuclear Arms and the Permanent Mission of Chile.

Where: UN Headquarters, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 6.

Speakers include: Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba; OPANAL Secretary-General Gioconda Ubeda Rivera; Pugwash’s Dr. Adele Buckley and more. For more information, contact Alyn Ware, PNND Global Coordinator: (+1) 646 289 5170.

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Wednesday, May 5 

“Principles, Values and Global Security: A new framework for the future”

Co-sponsored by: Religions for Peace and the International Peace Institute.

Where: IPI Offices @ 777 UN Plaza, 12th floor.

When: 12:30- 4 PM

Speakers include: Bishop Gunnar Stalsett of Oslo; Rev. Tyler Wigg Stevenson, Two Futures Project; GSI President Jonathan Granoff; Mr. Ibrahim Ramey of Muslim America Society and more.

This event is by invitation only. Please contact IPI.


NPT Review Conference President Libran Cabactulan

Wednesday, May 5

 MPI Reception Honoring President Cabactulan

 Sponsored by: Middle Powers Initiative

By invitation only.


Wednesday, May 5

 Parliamentary Meeting for the NPT RevCon

Co-sponsored by: PNND and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Where: 777 UN Plaza

When: 3-6 pm

Speakers include: High Representative Sergio Duarte; Edine von Herold, MP of Costa Rica; Marit Nybakk, MP of Norway; Uta Zapf, MdB of Germany; Senator Douglas Roche of Canada and more.

A meeting for legislators to review progress in meeting international commitments in the area of nuclear disarmament, as well as to discuss parliamentary action in follow-up to the IPU resolution on the role of parliaments in advancing nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament (2009) and Ban Ki-moon’s five-point plan for disarmament which was supported in the IPU resolution. Parliamentarians wishing to participate are requested to contact IPU.

Wednesday, May 5

 “Towards a Nuclear Weapon-Free World: German Parliamentarians in Support of a Successful Review Conference”

Co-sponsored by: the Permanent Mission of Germany and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Where: Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN; 871 UN Plaza

When: 1-2:45 pm

PNND Coordinator Alyn Ware with
PNND Co-President Uta Zapf

Speakers include: Ambassador Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN (tbc.) Uta Zapf, Member of Parliament, SPD, Chair, Sub-committee on Disarmament; Roderich Kiesewetter, Member of Parliament, CDU, Sub-committee on Disarmament; Ambassador Maged A. Abdelaziz, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN (tbc.); Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament; Marit Nybakk, MP Norway, Labour Party (tbc.); Hideo Hiraoka, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) Nuclear Disarmament Group (tbc.)

For more information, contact FES’s Volker Lehmann.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Thursday, May 6

The Politics of Nuclear Disarmament: Getting the politicians on board, moving towards Nuclear Zero

Co-sponsored by: PNND and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Where: UN Headquarters, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 4.

When: 1:15-2:45

Speakers include: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; GSI President Jonathan Granoff and more.

For more information, contact Alyn Ware, PNND Global Coordinator: (+1) 646 289 5170.

UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall

Monday, May 10

“Sustainable Security for the 21st Century”

Co-sponsored by: GSI and the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs

Where: UN Headquarters, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 2.

Jeffrey D. Sachs,
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General

When: 1:15-2:45

Speakers include: UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall; Professor Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General; Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Stelzer; and other surprise guests.

For more information, contact Rhianna Kreger, GSI Senior Officer: (+1) 646 289 5170.

Tuesday, May 11

The United States NPR: Analysis and Opportunities for Progress

Ambassador James Goodby

Co-sponsored by: The Bipartisan Security Group

Where: Conference Room A

When: 3- 6 PM

Speakers include: BSG Member Ambassador James Goodby. Jonathan Granoff to chair.

For more information contact Kevin Davis: +1 202 251-8294

Tuesday, May 18

Strategy Session: “Where To Go From Here”

Co-sponsored by: The Middle Powers Initiative

Where: UN Headquarters, North Lawn Building, Room A.

When: 1:15-2:45

Speakers include: Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, MPI Expert Consultant.

For more information, contact Jim Wurst, MPI Program Director : (+1) 646 289 5170.

Friday, May 21  

“The Middle East: Peacemaking and the NPT ”

Sponsored by: Greenpeace International

Where: UN Headquarters, North Lawn Building, Room A.

When: 1:15-2:45

Speakers include:Dr. Rebecca Johnson (Acronym, MPI), Anne Penketh (BASIC), Sharon Dolev (Greenpeace) and chaired by Rhianna Kreger (GSI).