The METO team arrived at the United Nations House in Vienna for the first day of the First Meeting of State Parties (MSP) to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). As the conference got underway, many members of the University Network began the day at the parallel Youth MSP.
The 2022 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons took place at the Austria Centre in Vienna on the 20th of June 2022. Given that the conference took place on the day before the First Meeting of State Parties on the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it set the tone forContinue reading “Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons under the spotlight in Vienna”
METO directors, Sharon Dolev and Emad Kiyaei, spoke at the first day of the Nuclear Ban Forum, hosted by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on June 18. They hosted an hour-long workshop called “In the Zone: the TPNW and the Middle East.” Both Sharon and Emad discussed the possibility of establishing aContinue reading “In the Zone: METO’s Sharon and Emad speak at the Nuclear Ban Forum in Vienna”
With apologies for the allusion to Julie Andrews singing about the hills of the Austrian Alps, Vienna (rather than Salzburg) will be METO’s de facto home for one week in June, where we will converge with civil society activists, diplomats, government representatives and many other stakeholders from all over the world in the campaign toContinue reading “The Hills are Alive with the Sound of… Nuclear Ban Week!”
On Wednesday, April 13, METO together with our friends at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) organized a webinar on the above topic with four speakers with connections to the region: Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Iran/Germany), Associate Fellow at the American University of Beirut; Amb. Lina Arafat (Jordan), METO; Amb. Karim Haggag (Egypt), Professor atContinue reading “The war in Ukraine: Repercussions in the World and in the Middle East”
On Tuesday, 23rd of November, Atomic Reporters, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the International Physicians for the prevention of Nuclear War, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in New York and METO, hosted an online panel discussion on the upcoming second session of the November Conference at the UN on the subject of the Middle EastContinue reading “UN Conference on a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East”
On Wednesday, 27th of October, the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations and the Middle East Treaty Organization hosted a side event to the UN General Assembly First Committee meetings at which were presented key elements of the new Draft Treaty which has been produced this year after extensive rounds of meetings withContinue reading “A regional organization for a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East”
October 15-17th marked the Second World Peace Congress by the International Peace Bureau, hosted in Barcelona, Spain. It saw a community of over 2,000 activists, campaigners and NGOs joining together (both in person and virtually), to engage in a series of discussions and events surrounding this year’s theme: ‘(Re) imagine Our World’- Action for PeaceContinue reading “(Re) imagining our world at the World Peace Congress in Barcelona”
On the 1st of September, METO together with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Atomic Reporters hosted a media briefing for journalists on the subject of Developments in the ME & the perspectives for WMD Disarmament. Four speakers were invited to participate and give their views and we have recorded and edited them forContinue reading “Media Briefing Presentations”
Despite the covid pandemic, the last 12 months have seen a flurry of activity in the Middle East in the field of regional security: The Abraham Accords, moves by the USA and Iran to return to compliance with the JCPOA, and elections in the USA, Iran and Israel, among many others.