Jakarta: The Indonesian Ambassador to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro stressed the importance of public education and the inclusion of gender perspective in the global nuclear disarmament efforts.
The message was delivered during the Senior Official Meeting of the Stockholm Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
"In order to advance the global nuclear disarmament efforts, the review mechanism for the implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the verification mechanism for nuclear disarmament need to be strengthened," the ambassador said in a press statement released on Friday, November 29, 2019.
The meeting was to follow-up to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in June 2019.
The meeting had identified possible joint priorities and contributions for the NPT Review Conference and beyond, through a ‘stepping stones’ approach, which will be agreed upon at the Berlin Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament in February 2020.
The outcomes of the Berlin Ministerial Meeting will be delivered as recommendations, not only for the 2020 NPT Review Conference, but also to advance the diplomacy of nuclear disarmament in general.
The meeting was organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Germany in collaboration with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) on 27-28 November 2019.
The meeting was attended by senior level officials and ambassadors from 16 countries: Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.