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Observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests - Informal Meeting of the General Assembly
6 Sep 2012 -  1. Opening statements by:

H.E. Nassir Abdelaziz Al-Nasser, President of the 66th session of the General Assembly;
H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations;
Mr. Timur Zhantikin, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic.

2. High-Level Panel on the Role of the United Nations in Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation


Dr. Randy Rydell, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Office of the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

General observations:

H.E. Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary, Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

The invited panel speakers include:

H.E. Ambassador Susan F. Burk, Special Representative of the President of the United States for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

H.E. Ambassador Jim McLay, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations

H.E. Ambassador Gary Quinlan, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations

Mr. Geoffrey Shaw, Representative of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Mr. John Burroughs, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

The panel was followed by statements and questions and answers from Member States.
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