CCW: Side event organised by France and UNIDIR (Geneva, 10th of November, 2015) [fr]
On the 10th of November, 2015, in the margin of the meeting of the contracting parties of the Convention of Certain Conventional Weapons, the permanent representation of France to the Conference on Disarmament organized, jointly with UNIDIR, a side event around a research project titled “Improvised explosive device : options for strengthening the international response”.
Three speakers followed each other after the introductions delivered by Mr Louis Riquet, Deputy permanent representative, and Mrs Kerstin Vignard, manageress of the UNIDIR operations.
Mr Iain Overton, from the British NGO Action on Armed Violence, presented the issues related to the use of IED, insisting on the last tendencies.
Mr Igor Moldovan, coordinator of the Informal Group of Experts on IED within the framework of the CCW and first secretary to the delegation of the Republic of Moldova, gave then an history lesson of the undertaken works in the framework of the Group of Experts since its creation in 2009.
Finally, Mr Himayu Shiotani, from UNIDIR, briefly presented the highlights and the diverse orientations for action underlined through research activities.
A high participation was recorded for this meeting, showing the interest of delegations for this matter.