Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Wilbert van der Zeijden


The Middle East Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction?

On Tuesday 4 September ‘The Hague Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation’ organizes a public event with informal sandwich lunch on ambitions and opportunities to reach a mass destruction weapon-free zone in the Middle East.

‘The Hague Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation’ is an informal platform of the Municipality of The Hague, IKV Pax Christi, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Clingendael Institute, the Asser Institute and Leiden University – Campus The Hague. The official invitation will be circulated in the second half of August.

Date: Tuesday 4 September 2012
Time: 11.30 – 14.00 uur
Address: Foyer, City Hall, The Hague, Spuiplein 70, The Hague, see map
Entrance: Free, registration is required:
Extra info: Spoken language is English, free sandwich is included


About the Author

Wilbert van der Zeijden is the senior researcher of the Security and DIsarmament team of PAX. Wilbert currently focusses on getting US nuclear weapons out of Europe; WMD out of the Middle East and your savings out of nuclear weapons producing companies. He graduated at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and previously worked for about nine years for the think-tank Transnational Institute, as their Peace and Security Programme coordinator. Wilbert’s research interests include humanitarian disarmament, NATO and European security, toxic legacies of war and developments in international military infrastructure.

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