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Schedule of 1998 NPT PrepCom Events

as of April 28, 1998

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SA 4-25  | SU 4-26 | MO 4-27 | TU 4-28 | WE 4-29 | TH 4-30 | FR 5-1 | SA 5-2 | MO 5-4 | TU 5-5 | WE 5-6 | TH 5-7 | FR 5-8

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DAILY throughout the Prep Comm:

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.

9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings. NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25) 

 ALL EVENTS WILL BE IN BUILDING E,  ROOM XXV UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Saturday, April 25

9:30-16:00: Anti-nuclear signature collection in city center.  Meet at ContrAtom, CRAC building, 7 Boulevard Carl-Vogt. 

Sunday, April 26

12th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
14:00-18:00:  NGO Disarmament Committee Orientation Session (Part 1) for all NGOs present. Eglise Pariosse de Montbrillant, 14 rue Baulacre, Geneva.

Monday, April 27

International Day of non-violent action (contact abolishnukes@igc.org)

Morning: 1998 NPT Prep Comm opens. Room XX, Palais des Nations, 3rd floor.
8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
9:00-10:00: Public action/demonstration on the Palais des Nations.  Inflatable nuclear reactor with missile chimney: "Nuclear Power Powers the Bomb." Contact: IPPNW, Germany.
11:00: NGO Disarmament Committee Orientation Session (Part 2) for groups not present on Sunday. Eglise Pariosse de Montbrillant, 14 rue Baulacre, Geneva.
13:00: (Following NPT Session) Presentation to Ambassador Eugeniusz Wyzner of over 13,000,000 signatures calling for nuclear abolition by the Abolition 2000 Network.  E. Building, outside conference Room XX, Palais des Nations, 3rd floor.
13:45-15:00: Orientation Session (Part 2) for groups not present on Sunday. (Multimedia performance cancelled).
15:30-17:00: Briefing by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
17:45-19:00 Public demonstration, Palais des Nations.  Mouvement de la Paix.
18:30-20:30: Reception and Meeting, Religious Working Group of Abolition 2000 , including leaders of various faith communities.  Palais des Nations, 8th Floor Restaurant.

Tuesday, April 28

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
12:00-14:00: "The Hibakusha" -special showing (last opportunity) of photographic exhibition at the International Museum of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, 17 ave. de la Paix (opposite Pregny entrance to UN).  Lunch can be purchased in the cafeteria.
13.00-14.00:  Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) for research reactors, the case of the new FRMII in Garching : Wolfgang Liebert.
15:00-18:00: NGO presentations at the NPT Prep Comm.
18:30-21:30: Abolition 2000 with: INES, INESAP, IALANA, IPB, LCNP: Towards a Nuclear Weapons Free World: Joseph Rotblat, David Krieger, Doug Roche, Miyoko Matsubara. 

Wednesday, April 29

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
13:00-14:00: Briefing INESAP: Cut-off for nuclear weapons-usable Materials. Martin Kalinowski, Wolfgang Liebert.
17:00-19:00: Abolition 2000 Working Group: Beyond the CTB with Western States Legal Foundation, INESAP: Laboratory Testing and Article VI Obligation for Disarmament:   Jacqueline Cabasso, Lysiane Alezard, Ted Taylor, Andrew Lichterman, Andre Gsponer, Greg Mello, Arjun Makhijani.

Thursday, April 30

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
10:00-13:00: Panel and Workshop of Nuclear Weapon Abolition Days: Citizens' Inspections, An International Usable Model to Uphold International Law:  Pol D'Huyvetter, George Farebrother, John Burroughs, Ak Malten, and Katri Sivonen.
13:00-14:00: Briefing: Multilateralizing the Nuclear Disarmament Process, with Owen Green.
14:00-16:00: INESAP/LCNP: The Nuclear Weapons Convention: Political Strategies and Verification: Marav Datan, Martin Kalinowski, Wolfgang Liebert, Jürgen Scheffran.
17:00-19:00: Hague Appeal for Peace 1999 - campaign development and plans for the world congress in May 1999.

Friday, May 1

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
13:00-14:00: INESAP: Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East: Ayman Kalil, Praful Bidwai.
14:00-17:00: Abolition 2000 annual meeting (part 1). Room XXV, Palais des Nations.
18:00-22:00: Abolition 2000 annual meeting (part 2). Auditorium (floor 2), Universite Ouvriere de Geneve, 10 rue du Cercle, Geneva.

Saturday, May 2

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
9:00-12:00: Abolition 2000 annual meeting (part 3). Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 14 bis rue du Mont Blanc.
13:00-18:00: Middle Power Initiative for Nuclear Abolition: Consultation Session, MPI Steering Committee. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 14 bis rue du Mont Blanc.

Monday, May 4

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
13:00-15:00: Abolition 2000 Working Group on Health Effects of Radiation with The Atomic Mirror, Hiti Tau and WEDO. The Toxic Legacy of the Nuclear Age: Pamela Meidell, Pamela Ransom, Janine Allis-Smith, Gabriel Tetiarahi, Jacques Monget, and Alla Yaroshinskaya..
17:00-19:00: IPB with Abolition 2000: NATO Expansion, OSCE, the South: Cora Weiss, Moderator; Ben Cramer, Rae Street, Bahig Nasser, Karina Wood, and Paula Rose.

Tuesday, May 5

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
8:45-10:00: Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, Undersecretary General of the Department of Disarmament Affairs to address NGOs at PrepCom.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
13:00-15:00: Abolition 2000 with: International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. New Strategies and the ICJ Opinion:  John Burroughs, Hans Christensen, Robert Green, George Abi Saab, Merav Datan and Peter Weiss.
17:00-19:00: Abolition 2000 Working Group on Sustainable Energy with: Plutonium Free Future and GRACE: Nuclear Energy and Environmentally Sustainable Alternatives: Claire Greensfelder, Alice Slater, and Ted Taylor.

Wednesday, May 6:

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
13:00-15:00: Meeting of anti-nuclear activists from the nuclear weapons states. Mouvement de la Paix.
17:00-19:00: Abolition 2000 with: Women for a Free and Independent Pacific: Nuclear Waste, Colonialism and Environmental Racism: Myrla Baldonado, Gabriel Tetiarahi, Michael Simmons, and Richrad Salvador.

Thursday, May 7:

8:00-9:00: Abolition 2000 Daily Caucus.
9:00-10:00: NGO Disarmament Committee daily briefings.  NGO Room: Building E, Room XXV (=25)
13:00-15:00: Landmines and Nuclear Disarmament: activists on sharing of strategies and lessons to be learned from the Ottawa process.
17:00-19:00:  World Peace Council: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons to Enhance Human Development and Cooperation. Speakers from three to four continents.

Friday, May 8

NPT PrepComm Closes

10:00 (time to be confirmed):  Final Meeting for Evaluation

 


V. Country Statements Cluster 1 - Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Cluster 2 - Nuclear Safety Cluster 3 - Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
Discussion of Chairman's Paper
Resolution on the Middle East
Negative Security Assurances VI.  NGO Presentations VII. Daily Briefings ( Acronym Institute, Disarmament Intelligence Review )

VIII. Final Report

IX.  Reports and Analyses

I. Introduction

II. Agenda

III. General Statements and Opening Documents

Permanent Members of the UN Security Council (France, China, Russia, United Kingdom, United States)

Transmission Letter and Joint Statements from the March 1997 U.S.-Russian Summit Meeting at Helsinki (PC.I/6)

France | Malaysia | United States | New Zealand | European Union | China | Canada | South Africa | Marshall Islands | Japan

IV. Working Papers

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

V. Country Statements

Cluster 1 - Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation
China | Russia | South Africa | New Zealand | Ireland | Canada | Norway | Sweden | France | Australia | Belarus | Japan

Cluster 2 - Articles III, IV, and VII of the Nonproliferation Treaty
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan | Mongolia | Australia | France (1) | France (2) | Canada | South Africa | New Zealand

Cluster 3 - Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan | Canada | South Africa | Norway | Australia | Japan

Discussion of Chairman's Paper
European Union

Resolution on the Middle East
Egypt

Negative Security Assurances
Draft Protocol by Myanmar, Nigeria and the Sudan, 14 April 1997 (amended 16 April 1997) | South Africa

Views on a "Rolling Document" for the strengthened treaty review process, submitted by Canada ( PC.I/29 ) & Corrigenda (PC.I/29c1)

VI. NGO Presentations

Letter from NGOs to NPT Chairman

VII. Daily Briefings

During the PrepCom the Acronym Institute (formerly known as the Disarmament Intelligence Review) produced a series of reports, most of which are available here. The Acronym Institute was established to monitor arms control, disarmament and environmental issues, including multilateral negotiations and related agreements. For more information, please contact Acronym.

Briefing No 2, Getting Started
Briefing No 3, Nuclear Disarmament
Briefing No 4, Safeguards
Briefing No 5, Substantive Debate Concludes
Briefing No 6, NGO Ideas on the NPT
Briefing No 7, PrepCom Report Agreed

VIII. Final Report

Draft Report of the Preparatory Committee on its First Session, 16 April 1999
Report of the Preparatory Committee on its first session, 18 April 1999
Report of the Preparatory Committee on its first session Corrigendum
Chairman's Statement and Working Paper
Summary Record of the 1st Meeting (Monday, 7 April 1997, closed)
Summary Record of the 2nd Meeting (Tuesday, 8 April 1997) [100k]
Summary Record of the 3rd Meeting (Tuesday, 8 April 1997) [120K]
Summary Record of the 13th Meeting (Wednesday, 16 April 1997, closed)
Summary Record of the 15th Meeting (Friday, 18 April 1997)

Reports and Analyses

NGO Committee on Disarmament Report