Council Decision in Support of a Process of Confidence-Building Leading to the Establishment of a Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and all Other Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

1. The attached document seeks to authorise European Union (EU) funding to support a process of confidence-building leading to the establishment of a zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The project will be run and managed by The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). The project will run for three years and has three main objectives:

• To bring together an important research document that aims to fill the gap in knowledge on how the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (MEWMDFZ) has evolved between 1995 and 2015. This will also look at WMD threats to the region as well as regional security.

• To build analytical capacity to support new thinking on regional security issues and the MEWMDFZ, including drawing on lessons from the creation of other zones.

• To collate ideas and develop new proposals on how to move forward on this issue and to facilitate inclusive dialogue among experts and policy makers on the Zone.

Topic  Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Department  FCO 
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