Informal briefing by the 2RC President

President of the 2nd Review Conference, H.E. Mr. Félix Baumann, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament, held an informal briefing on 27 August 2021 to provide information on the organization of Part 2 of the 2RC and update on the process in the lead up to the Conference. The briefing was held in hybrid format at the Palais des Nations where remote participation was also made possible.

During the briefing, Ambassador Baumann instructed on the programme of the 2RC Part 2, which States Parties have agreed by silence procedure to convene in hybrid format on 20-21 September 2021. He advised that the Conference will be held in 3 two-hour sessions each day (10:00-12:00 hrs, 13:00-15:00 hrs and 16:00-18:00 hrs) and that the high-level segment will be taking place during the first session of the Conference. Furthermore, he informed that the Article 4 extension requests of Afghanistan, Chile and Mauritania will be considered at the Conference.

Ambassador Baumann further notified that informal consultations will be held with CCM stakeholders on 6 and 13 September 2021 ahead of the 2RC Part 2 and that details of the meetings will be communicated by the Secretariat in due time.