01 - 10 December 2020 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention was scheduled to take place from 1–10 December 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is postponed due to COVID-19 to a date not earlier than April 2021.
01 - 03 December 2020
Per the revised timetable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN's Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security will have closed informal meetings on 1-3 December 2020 in a virtual or hybrid format.
04 - 10 December 2020
From 4-10 December 2020, non-governmental stakeholders are invited to participate in a series of online dialogues intended to complement the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in the context of international security.
Taking place in a new virtual format, it is an informal event at the initiative of the non-governmental, multi-stakeholder community and a number of UN member states. The dialogue series is intended to complement the OEWG, but it is not a formal part of the OEWG process. While informal, this constitutes an informal input mechanism from stakeholders to the process. Member states can participate in order to listen and interact with stakeholders.
WILPF will co-host two dialogue sessions on 9 December 2020, looking at the topics of regular institutional dialogue, and gender and international cyber security.
To learn more or register, visit https://letstalkcyber.org/.
08 - 11 December 2020 | Geneva, Switzerland
The 2020 Meeting of States Parties of the Biological Weapons Convention was scheduled to take place from 8–11 December in Geneva, Switzerland. Due to COVID-19, it is now scheduled to take place from 12-15 April 2021.
12 December 2020
The International Student Conference, a student organization based in Tokyo, will convene a virtual Global Youth Conference on fully autonomous weapons to advance youth leadership in humanitarian disarmament and provide a platform for youth to contribute to ongoing multilateral discussions on fully autonomous weapons
16 - 19 February 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) working groups on implementation, universalisation, and reporting and transparency are tentatively scheduled from 16-18 February 2021, subject to COVID-19 developments. This will be followed by the first informal preparatory meeting for the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7) to the Arms Trade Treaty on 19 February 2021. Click here for more information.
Third substantive session of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security-RESCHEDULED
08 - 12 March 2021
The third, and final, substantive session of the OEWG on Developments in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in the Context of International Security was scheduled to take place in New York from 6-10 July 2020. It has been rescheduled for 8-12 March 2021.
25 - 28 May 2021 | Geneva, Switzerland
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) working groups on implementation, universalisation, and reporting and transparency, as well as the second informal preparatory meeting for the Seventh Conference of States Parties (CSP7 are tentatively scheduled from 25-28 May 2021, subject to COVID-19 developments. Click here for more information.