co-sponsored by the Middle Powers Initiative and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Geneva, September 14-15, 2010

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Former Under-Secretary-General Jayantha Dhanapala and Ambassador Jürg Lauber chair the conference

Ambassador Lauber at the opening session

Ambassador Libran Cabatulan delivers the opening keynote

MPI ISC members Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Aaron Tovish, and Senator Roche, with Austrian Ambassador Alexander Marschik on the first panel

Canadian Ambassador Marius Grinius, Reaching Critical Will’s Ray Acheson, Mexican Ambassador Jose Gomez Camacho and UNIDIR’s Theresa Hitchens on the panel, “Strengthening the Disarmament Institutions”

Working Group II, “Steps for NNWS to Lay the Groundwork for Nuclear Abolition,” featuring Ambassador Luiz Filipe de Macedo Soares of Brazil, Dr. Klaus-Peter Gottwald of Germany and PNND’s Alyn Ware

Dr. Gottwald, Policy Commissioner of the Federal Government for Arms Control and Disarmament, Germany

Working Group III, “Delegitimizing Nuclear Weapons: How to strengthen the international humanitarian law approach,” featuring Dr. Christian Schoenenberger of Switzerland, the ICRC’s Peter Herby and Ambassador Akio Suda of Japan

Peter Herby

Participants in Working Group III

Dinner keynote speaker, H.E. Dr. Peter Maurer, Secretary of State, Switzerland

Dinner at the Hotel Edelweiss

P5 representatives on the panel “2010 Review Conference: Fulfillment of Previous and New Commitments,” featuring (L-R): Mr. Wang Chang of China,Ambassador Eric Danon of France, Chairman Roche, Ambassador Laura Kennedy of the US, and Ambassador Victor Vasiliev of Russia. Also pictured: Jayantha Dhanapala

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