The Third Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction was held from 14 to 18 November 2022. Pursuant to decision (A/CONF.236/DEC.4) by the Conference, the President of the Third Session of the Conference is Lebanon.
A/CONF.236/2022/3 Report of Third Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
President of the Third Session
Ms. Jeanne Mrad, Charge d’Affairs of Lebanon, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations
Career diplomat with 20 years of working experience at the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and five overseas assignments, four of which she served them in multilateral posts, namely in Geneva, Vienna and New York, and which have provided her with an array of diversified multifaceted experiences on different levels. She had previously served as the Chair of the G77 Group Task Force on UNODC, Chair of the Arab Experts Group for UNIDO and UNODC, and was elected Chair of the G77 Group Task Force on UNIDO by the Asian Group.Chairing and coordinating the work of three Task Forces consecutively have made me develop my skills as a resourceful problem-solver, who uses her initiative and organizational skills to get the job done.
She handled IAEA matters during her second round in Vienna where she embarked in the details of the file in its political dimension through IAEA policy Making Organs as well as in its bilateral aspects through Agency's Technical cooperation program. Multilateralist to the bone, holder of Master degree in Law, she is proficient in Arabic, French and English.
Opening of the Third Session - UN Web TV Webcast
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the Third Session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
Secretary-General of the Conference
Mr. Xiaoyu Wang
+1 212 963 9440
Conference Focal Point
Ms. Marya Canham
+1 917 367 6369
Participation of other observer entities & side events
Ms. Diane Barnes
+1 212 963 9169
Ms. Suzanne Oosterwijk
+1 917 367 2556
Information for Participants
Information for participating States, observer States and invited International Organizations (A/CONF.236/2022/INF/1/Rev.1)
Information for participation by Intergovernmental Organizations (A/CONF.236/2022/INF/2/Rev.1)
Information for participation by Non-Governmental Organizations (A/CONF.236/2022/INF/3)
Ms. Suzanne Oosterwijk (Tel: +1 917 367 2556, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you would like to attend the conference as media and are not currently an accredited UN correspondent, please visit the Media Accreditation website to apply for credentials.