International Luxembourg Forum Supervisory Council meeting

International Luxembourg Forum Supervisory Council meeting

Location:

London, Great Britain, -
High-level panel discussion on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and current issues on nuclear security and disarmament

Date and venue:  Tuesday6 - Wednesday 7 December 2016, Conrad St James Hotel, 22-28 Broadway, Westminster, London, SW1H0BH, Great Britain

Overview
: A high-level panel of scientists and experts will address current issues on nuclear security, disarmament and suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism at a London conference next month.
Following latest changes in the global international security system, as well as in nuclear sphere and following Donald Trump’s victory in the United States, the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe will examine the latest developments on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran and the impact of his presidency on US relations with Russia. The forum has previously called for urgent and immediate efforts to rebuild U.S.-Russian relations to reduce the crisis of nuclear arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation.

For the first time, the conference of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe will take place in London, with international experts and former government officials from 14 countries, including Russia, U.S. and the United Kingdom. Special sessions will also examine current negotiations over the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty and elevated tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Established in 2007, the main task of the Forum is to analyze threats of proliferation of nuclear weaponry and to draw up specific proposals and recommendations to further ways of reducing nuclear weapons, strengthening nuclear and missile non-proliferation regimes, preventing attempts to acquire nuclear weapons and technologies by unstable regimes and terrorist organizations and resolving regional nuclear crises.

Chair
: Dr Moshe Kantor, President of the International Luxembourg Forum.

Participants of the conference:

Vladimir Dvorkin
Chairman of the Organizing Committee, International Luxembourg Forum; Principal Researcher at the Center for International Security, IMEMORAS (former Director of the 4th Major Institute of the Ministry of Defense); Professor; Full Member of the Academies of Military Sciences, Russian Academy of Austronautics; Major-General, ret.(Russia)
 
Hans Blix
Ambassador (former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency); Ph.D.(Sweden)
 
Des Browne
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; Member of the Supervisory Board of the International Luxembourg Forum; Founder and a Current Member of the Top Level Group of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Directors of the  European Leadership Network (former Secretary of State for Defense; Secretary of State for Scotland; Member of Parliament), Lord Browne of Ladyton (Great Britain)
 
Mohamed ElBaradei
Director General Emeritus of the IAEA (former Director General of theI AEA, Vice President of Egypt),Nobel Peace Prize Winner2005; Ph.D. (Egypt)

Gareth Evans
Chancellor of the Australian National University (former Australian Senator and Member of Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Australia)
 
Igor Ivanov
President of the Russian  International Affairs Council; Professor at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (former Minister of the Foreign Affairs; Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation); Corresponding member, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS, Russia)
 
Roald Sagdeev
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics at the University of Maryland; Director Emeritus of the Russian Space Research Institute; Academician (RAS, Russia/UnitedStates)

Outcome:
In keeping with the Forum’s tradition, the Conference will produce a final document outlining its key conclusions and recommendations, which will be sent to heads of state, officials and heads of authoritative international organizations.

Background:
The International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe was established by decision of the International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, held 24-25 May 2007 in Luxembourg. The Advisory Council comprises 49 of the most authoritative and best-known international experts from 14 different countries.

The Forum is one of the most representative non-governmental organizations to bring together leading international experts in the field of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and arms reduction and limitation. The main bodies of the Forum are: the International Advisory Council and the Supervisory Council.