Event on 4 February 2020

31 Jan 2020

The Disarmament Development Nexus: Integrated approaches towards Agenda 2030 and the role of youth

Date: 4 February
Time: 13:15-14:45
Venue: Palais des Nations, Kazakh Room (Cinema, room XlV), 1st floor A-building

The Permanent Missions of Sweden and El Salvador to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and Humanium Metal by IM Swedish Development Partner invite you to an inter-active panel discussion exploring the disarmament development nexus. What are the linkages between disarmament and development? How can we work together to promote the sustainable goals? What role can young people play?

This event aims to embed disarmament of small arms and light weapons into Agenda 2030 and explore the disarmament development nexus with a specific focus on the role of youth. The session will showcase approaches and methods to disarmament for development that are tangible and hands-on and inspire cross-learning between speakers and participants.


  • Veronika Bard, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sweden
  • Gustavo Argueta, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of El Salvador
  • Maria Luisa Silva, Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Geneva
  • Anders Berg, Global Operations Director, Humanium Metal by IM Swedish Development Partner
  • Blaise Oberson, CEO, The Non-Violence Project Foundation
  • Mary-Anne Nobele, Youth Activist, Gun Free South Africa

A light lunch will be served prior to the event outside room XIV.

Products made from Humanium Metal will be displayed outside the conference room. Click here for more information on Humanium Metal.

The event is open to the public. For those without a UN badge, please register here.  

For questions about the event, please contact Kajsa Aulin.

Last updated 31 Jan 2020, 12.39 PM