Tuesday 8 September 6.30pm Dublin
Welcome Reception and Registration from 5:30pm.
The Irish Red Cross shall host a panel discussion to explore the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and current efforts towards nuclear disarmament.
Panelists will discuss the severe operational challenges that a nuclear weapon detonation would create and the inability of the humanitarian community to launch an adequate response to meet survivor’s needs while also protecting those responding.
The event will also address the failure of states to agree an outcome earlier this year at the nuclear non-proliferation treaty review conference and where the international community can go from here. In particular with the upcoming UN First Committee Meeting and the growing number of states signing up to the so called ‘Humanitarian Pledge’.
The panel discussants include:
• Steve Donnelly, CBRN Technical Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
• Jackie O’Halloran, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
• Dr Mervyn O’Driscoll, History Department, University College Cork
The event will be chaired by Colin Smith, Trinity College Dublin. Light refreshments will be available before the discussion.
Attendance at the event is free however it is essential to register in advance as space is limited.
Contact details: Louise Sarsfield Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org