UNFOLD ZERO Newsletter

Dear friends,
Are you coming to Geneva in May for the UN Open Ended Working Group? If so, please let us know. Below is some useful information about the May sessions.

Main program - formal plenary sessions

The formal plenary sessions will be held from May 2-4 and from May 9-13. They will include sessions on each of the topics in the OEWG mandate. Click here for the program.


Registration is required by April 20 for all civil society representatives wishing to attend. Email registration request to or fax to +41 22-917-0054.

Pre-events - Geneva and New York

Ambassador Thani Thongphakdi, Chair of the OEWG, will hold a preparatory session on 21 April 2016 at 10:00 in Room XXII of the Palais des Nations. At the session he will release a synthesis paper which will summarise the views expressed at the OEWG in February as well the working papers submitted to the OEWG prior to 7 April 2016. 

A similar event will be held at the United Nations in New York on the morning of Monday 25 April 2016. For more information please visit the official OEWG website.


May 8: OEWG Round 2: Civil-society briefing and strategy meeting
3:30pm - 6:00pm
World Future Council
Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Building 5

A meeting to review the OEWG deliberations from the previous week, discuss strategies for the coming week, and prepare for civil society interventions, actions and side-events.
For more information see OEWG Round 2
Contact: or phone: +41 788 912 156 

May 12: Global support and political will for nuclear disarmament
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Council Chamber, Palais des Nation
Sponsored by UNFOLD ZERO and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the UN.
Reports of actions around the world to promote the OEWG, and discussion of approaches to build political will for nuclear disarmament.
Contact: or phone: +41 788 912 156 

There will probably be more side-events announced soon. To request a room to hold a side-event, please contact
Yours sincerely
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