Agenda and Speakers

12.30 – 13.00
Arrival and Registration

13.00 – 13.05
Welcoming Words and Opening Remarks

13.05 – 13.45
Keynote I: “Disarmament in the Next Decade – Challenges and Opportunities” by Valere Mantels, Head of the Vienna Office of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
Keynote II: “A Gender Turn in Disarmement – Women and Arms Control” by Laura Rockwood (TBC), Director of the Open Nuclear Network
Keynote III: “Twenty Years of Resolution 1325: An Assessment” by Angela Kane (TBC), former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

13.45 – 14.10
Lightning Talks I & II

In these 10 minute presentations young researchers will present to us the forefront of research in light and compelling ways, getting us all to think about the concepts behind what we will be discussing during the day!

Coffee Break

14.30 – 16.15
Workshop I: “Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Resolution 1325” by the International Institute for Peace
Workshop II: “How to turn your Ideas into Policy – Feminist Foreign Policy” (TBC) with Ponto Think Tank
Workshop III: “Women and Disarmament in Conflict Resolution” by the International Security and Conflict Analysis Network (TBC)

Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15
Reporting from the Workshops

17.15 – 17.40
Lightning Talks III & IV

18.00 – 18.15
Summary of the Day

18.15 – 19.45
Panel Session:
“From policy to civil society: 20 years of successful implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”
Moderated by Prof. Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch, Scientific Director of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs
Rania Ali, Syrian-Kurdish Journalist, Award-Winning Activist
Nadia Schmidt, President of ICAN Austria, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
George-Wilhelm Gallhofer (TBC), Head of Unit for Nuclear Weapons, IAEA, CTBTO and NPT in the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs.

20 years after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000, we can look back on a great number of policy initiatives and action plans trying to implement Res. 1325 and the following resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. 2020 gives this endeavour a new momentum as it is not only the 20th anniversary of Resolution 1325 but also the 25th anniversary of the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. 
From policy makers to international organizations, from research institutes to grassroots initiatives, each stakeholder’s efforts mark a crucial step towards successful implementation of UNSCR 1325 and thus a peaceful world for all. This panel will bring together representatives of organisations working on the implementation of 1325 asking about their visions for the coming 20 years.
We will ask panellists to talk about their work and the priorities within their efforts to implement Resolution 1325 as well as the hurdles they have overcome. We will discuss if there really is new momentum and how they can use it. We will try to get recommendations about what each and every person, or more specifically YOU can do to help the implementation.


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