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Keynote speech of Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan

Remarks by Michael Moller, Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament

Remarks by Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission of CTBTO

Remarks by Manuel A. Gonzalez, Costa Rica, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Relations and Worship

Remarks by Saber Chowdhury, President of IPU

Remarks of Senator Kenneth Kedi, Speaker of the Parliament of the Marshall Islands

Remarks by Jayantha Dhanapala, President of Pugwash

Remarks (in Russian) by  Punsalmaagin Ochirbat, Mongolia, First President of Mongolia, Member of the Constitutional Court

Remarks by Azay Guliyev, Vice-President of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Panel Session I:

Remarks by Ela Gandhi South Africa, Co-President of Religions for Peace (grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi)

Remarks by Uta Zapf, Germany, PNND Special Representative to Inter Parliamentary Bodies

Remarks by Denise Pascal Alliende MP, president of the Middle East Issues Committee of the IPU

Remarks by Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, India, Member of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) of the Parliament

Remarks by Artak Zakaryan MP, Armenia, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly

Remarks by Kyoichi Sugino, Japan/USA, Deputy Secretary General of Religions for Peace

Remarks by Mani Shankar Ayar, India, PNND Co-President. Chair of the Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan for a Nuclear Weapon Free and Non-violent World Order

Remarks (in Russian) by Samad Seyidov MP, Azerbaijan, Chair of the International Relations and Inter-parliamentary cooperation committee of the Parliament

Remarks by Peggy Mason, Canada, President of the Rideau Institute, Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN

Remarks by Kevin Miletic, SCRAP Project, SOAS University of London

Panel Session II:

Remarks by Ambassador Thani Thongphadki, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva and Chair of the Open-ended working group taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations

Remarks by Jonathan Granoff, USA. President of Global Security Institute

Remarks by Trevor Findlay, Australia. Member of the UNSG’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters

Remarks by Anita Friedt, USA. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, United States Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

Remarks by Ruveni Nadalo MP, Fiji. Deputy-speaker of the parliament

Remarks by Graham Hassall, New Zealand, Former President of the United Nations Association of New Zealand

Remarks by Senator Salwa Damen el Masri, Jordan, PNND Co-President, Member of the Senate of Jordan

Panel Session III:

Remarks by Senator Roberto Leon Ramirez Chile, President of the Latin American and Caribbean Group in the IPU

Remarks by Natalia Díaz Quintana MP, Costa Rica, PNND Co-President

Remarks by Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan, Mongolia, President of Blue Banner. Former Ambassador of Mongolia to the UN

Remarks by Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, South Africa, President of the World Council of Churches Africa

Remarks by David Cunliffe MP, New Zealand, Spokesperson on Disarmament for the Labour Party

Remarks by Daisuke Yamaguchi, Japan, Peace Depot Researcher

Remarks by Michele Di Paolantonio, President of IPPNW Italy

Panel Session IV:

Remarks by Kazuo Ishiwatari, Japan, Director of Peace and Global Issues, Soka Gakkai International

Remarks by Thore Vestby, Norway, Vice-President of Mayors for Peace

Remarks by Marie Dennis, USA, Co-President of Pax Christi International

Remarks by Galen Carey, USA, National Association of Evangelicals

Remarks by Rachel Day, PNND, Global Zero Youth

Remarks by Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director of the Western States Legal Foundation


Transcript of a video-statement of Yukiya Amano, Director General of IAEA

Video-message of Oscar Temaru, Former President of French Polynesia

Transcript of a video-message of Oscar Temaru, Former President of French Polynesia

Written presentation by Noel Stott, Institute for Security Studies, South Africa

Message from Ambassador Luiz Filipe de Macedo Soares, Secretary-General of OPANAL, Mexico