Launched by the General Assembly in 1978 at its first special session devoted to disarmament, the Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament aims to train and build the capacity of officials from UN Member States to enable them to participate more effectively in international disarmament deliberating and negotiating fora.
Since its inception in 1979, the Programme has trained nearly 860 government officials from over 160 Member States, a large number of whom are now holding positions of responsibility in the field of disarmament within their own Governments and in disarmament-related international organizations. Participants in the Fellowship Programme are selected by UNODA on the basis of nominations from Member States. The selection process takes into account the greater needs of developing countries by training their young diplomats in the field of disarmament and security, and the need for geographical and gender balance.
The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium joined forces with the Flemish Peace Institute to organize the visit of the Disarmament Fellows to Brussels.
Program for the morning session of September 18, to be held in the Flemish Parliament.
09:00 – 10:15 Presentations from EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium and Network Members
Ian Stewart, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)
Dr. Aude Fleurant, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Dr. Diederik Cops, Flemish Peace Institute
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 Continued Presentations
Dr. Niklas Schoernig, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
Benjamin Hautecouverture, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS)
11:15 – 12:00 Round table with all network members
12:00 – 13:00 Director of the NATO WMD
This event is invitation only. Please contact us if you are interested in attending one of the sessions