The fourth annual session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction will be held between 13 and 17 November 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Visit the website of the Conference for all the relevant information.
The Conference is held pursuant to General Assembly decision A/DEC/73/546 (22 December 2018), which “entrusts the Secretary-General with the convening, … for the duration of one week at the United Nation Headquarters, of a conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction”.
The first session of the Conference was held from 18 November to 22 November 2019 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under the presidency of Ambassador Sima Bahous of Jordan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the United Nations conferences and meetings, the second session was postponed and was later held from 29 November to 3 December 2021 under the presidency of Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi of Kuwait. The third session was held from 14 to 18 November 2022 under the president of Ms. Jeanne Mrad of Lebanon.
For information on the previous sessions, intersessional workshops, as well to read the reports of the Secretary-General on the Conference, please consult the links below:
- First session of the Conference – 18 to 22 November 2019
- First informal workshop – 7 to 9 July 2020
- Second informal workshop – 23 to 25 February 2021
- Second session of the Conference – 29 November to 3 December 2021
- Third session of the Conference – 14 to 18 Novembers 2022
- Reports of the Secretary-General