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Updated: Oct 14, 2011
Progress Towards a Middle East Zone Free of WMD
Finnish Undersecretary of State Jaakko Laajava is named as the Facilitator of the 2012 Middle East Conference. CNS analyzes his role and the prospects for the conference.
Authors: CNS staff
Posted: October 14, 2011
On October 14, 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced in New York that Finland's Undersecretary of State Jaakko Laajava will facilitate preparations for the 2012 conference on a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
Finland will host the conference, the convening of which is mandated by the Action Plan adopted at the Review Conference of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in May 2010. The exact date of the conference, its agenda and participants are yet to be agreed.
2012 ME Conference and the Role of the Facilitator
CNS has prepared a factsheet on the 2012 Middle East Conference.
Dr. Chen Kane, CNS Senior Research Associate, formerly with the Israel Atomic Energy Commission:
Dr. Patricia Lewis, CNS Deputy Director:
For additional commentary, please contact CNS experts listed in the right column.
Finland's Undersecretary of State Jaakko Laajava. (Photo: http://www.formin.fi/)
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