Conferences & Meetings

June 8, 2016

Side event to BMS6

Conference Location: 
Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York, One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue at 47th St., 46th floor
Date: 
06/08/2016 - 13:15 to 14:30

Conference Details

The role of parliamentarians and health professionals in connecting the dots between the PoA and SDG16: Reducing armed violence for sustainable development

The Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PFSALW), and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is organizing a side event to the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS6) to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UN PoA)

The side event comprises a panel discussion to explore the key intersection points regarding armed violence prevention, health, human security and sustainable development. The discussion will address the linkage between the UN PoA and Agenda 2030’s SDG 16, and how collaborations between health professionals and parliamentarians can enhance the possibility for successful implementation.

Speakers

Welcoming remarks: Ambassador Per Thöresson, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

Introduction: Paul Beijer, Swedish Ambassador for Arms Trade Treaty

Moderator: Karin Olofsson, Secretary General, Parliamentary Forum on SALW

Discussants:

- Hon. Maria Andersson Willner, Member of Parliament and Forum member, Sweden

- Hon. Daisy Tourné, Senator and Forum member, Uruguay

- Bill Durston MD, USA – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

- Shannon Gearhart MD MPH, USA – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

- David Onazi MD, Nigeria – Society of Nigerian Doctors for the Welfare of Mankind War (tbc)

Copyright © Parliamentary Forum. All rights reserved.
Developed by Indicio Marketing Digital