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Reserve List

Track 1

  1. South Asia Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit
  2. India-Pakistan Dialogue
  3. Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)
  4. United Nations Regional Meeting on Small Arms and Light Weapons
  5. First Anniversary Proliferation Security Initiative Meeting
  6. South Pacific Forum Regional Security Committee Meeting
  7. India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-Level Talks

Track 2

  1. The Fourth IISS South Asia Security Conference: "New Threats, New Opportunities"
  2. Conflict, Peace and Development in South Asia
  3. Conference on Gender and Human Security
  4. Towards a Peaceful Resolution with North Korea: Crafting a New International Engagement Framework
  5. Women and HIV/AIDS—3rd Joint UN House Public Forum on International Women's Day
  6. The International Relations of the Korean Peninsula: Can Diplomacy Succeed? What if Diplomacy Fails?
  7. 35th Annual Meeting of the Trilateral Commission
  8. Connecting Civil Society of Asia and Europe—An Informal Consultation
  9. 2nd International Conference on Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking

Other

  1. World Social Forum
  2. 2004 NPO Exchange Program

Track 1

  1. South Asia Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit
    Islamabad, January 4-6
    Led to Indo-Pakistan Statement and a thaw in relations leading to talks later in the year.
  2. India-Pakistan Dialogue
    Islamabad, February 16-17
    Foreign ministry officials from India and Pakistan met to recommence dialogue for achieving a peaceful resolution on the issue of Kashmir and to discuss other outstanding issues.
  3. Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)
    Lisbon, March 4-5
    Participants supported the call to expand the role of the PSI to not only interdict shipments of WMD, their delivery systems and related materials, but to cooperate in preventing WMD proliferation facilitators, including individuals, companies, and other entities, from engaging in the deadly trade. Participants agreed to pursue greater co-operation through military and intelligence services and law enforcement to shut down proliferation facilitators and bring them to justice. PSI participants agree to begin examining the key steps necessary for this expanded role, including: identifying national points of contact and internal processes developed for this goal; developing and sharing national analyses of key proliferation actors and networks, their financing sources, and other support structures; and undertaking national action to identify law enforcement authorities and other tools or assets that could be brought to bear against efforts to stop proliferation facilitators.
    Web site: http://www.dfat.gov.au/globalissues/psi/psi_2004_chairman_conclusions.html
  4. United Nations Regional Meeting on Small Arms and Light Weapons
    Almaty, Kazakhstan, March 16-18
    Attended by representatives of various UN institutions, government ministry officials, diplomats and experts from various nations in the Asia Pacific region including Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian nations. They discussed the security trends and challenges in Central Asia, including small arms and light weapons, and discussed the barriers to full implementation of the programme of action to prevent their proliferation, such as unsatisfactory legal frameworks, border controls and stockpile management. They looked into regional cooperation and heard experiences from ASEAN, OSCE and Afghanistan.
    Web site: http://disarmament2.un.org/rcpd/18mar04cnf.htm
  5. First Anniversary Proliferation Security Initiative Meeting
    Krakow, May 31-June 1
    Senior officials from 62 countries attended this meeting. The aims of the meeting included emphasizing the PSI as a global initiative, further development of international support for the aims and objectives of the PSI, and promotion of broad international co-operation and participation in PSI activities. It was stressed that the Proliferation Security Initiative is an important element in responding to the growing challenge posed by the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials to or from states and non-state actors worldwide. It was further stressed that the PSI activities had to be consistent with national and international law and frameworks.
    Web site: http://www.dfat.gov.au/security/statements/1st_psi_chairmans_statement_040601.html
  6. South Pacific Forum Regional Security Committee Meeting
    Nadi, Fiji, June 16
    Web site: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SYD81161.htm
  7. India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-Level Talks
    New Delhi, June 27-28
    Discussions focused on peace, security, and the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir, producing no major breakthroughs, however, nations agreed to notify each other before missile tests, to reopen consulates, and finalized a calendar for future meetings. The meeting signifies important progress and that the new Indian government is prepared to proceed with the process set in motion by the previous government.
    Web site: http://www.vic-info.org/RegionsTop.nsf/7a8aa0614140f0e10a256d1000709985/9bdaa29525a6f0340a256ec300041d13?OpenDocument

Track 2

  1. The Fourth IISS South Asia Security Conference: "New Threats, New Opportunities"
    Muscat, Oman, January 5-7
    Organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). More than 30 Indian and Pakistani foreign ministry officials, military officers and policy analysts as well as European, U.K. and U.S. experts. Coincided with a thaw in Indo-Pakistani relations at the South Asia Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit. Discussions were on South Asian security, including nuclear weapons, counter-terrorism policies and opportunities for economic cooperation.
  2. Conflict, Peace and Development in South Asia
    Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 8-10
    Co-organized by Munasinghe Institute for Development, Sri Lanka and the International Center for Conflict Prevention and Management, Australia, in cooperation with some universities, private and public organizations in the United States, South Asia and elsewhere.
  3. Conference on Gender and Human Security
    Montreal, February 4-7
    Organized by McGill University's Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), with researchers also from Concordia University, University of Montreal and then Women's Centre of Montreal. Financially supported by Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS), and the Human Security Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). More than 100 academics and policymakers, primarily from Canada but also from various African, Asian, and European countries. Exchanged experiences and results from a 3-year research project in order to formulate various human security policies for conflict and post-conflict situations. They looked at human security from the perspective of gender, taking up issues such as refugees, armed conflict and small arms, conflict resolution and reconciliation, emphasizing that these issues affect men and women differently. They stressed the need to delegitimize war and reduce weapons production and sales.
    Web site: http://www.humansecuritybulletin.info/April_2004/Conferences/en/GenderHS.php
  4. Towards a Peaceful Resolution with North Korea: Crafting a New International Engagement Framework
    Washington, D.C., February 12-13
    Organized by the Korean Institute for International Economic Policy, the Korean Economic Institute (KEI) in cooperation with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Chosun Ilbo. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation and Kookmin Bank.
    Web site: Scholars, experts in economics and North Korea, diplomats, members of parliament, government officials and journalists from China, Korea, and U.S. They discussed North Korea's political economy, the preconditions and rationale for international aid and support for North Korea, and the expectations on South Korea and other major stakeholders in resolving the issues on the Korean peninsula. This was followed by discussions on mobilizing both public and private capital from around the globe to assist in the problem and dealing with North Korea's energy needs. U.S. government officials stressed that the six-party talks are the mode for resolving the issue and that North Korea should take up the opportunity.
    Web site: http://www.kiep.go.kr/main.nsf/fmeMainFrame?OpenForm&TopPath=pgeTop2Frame&SubMenuPath=fmeMoveMenu&BodyPath=/project/event.nsf/vwSeminarInfoEForMain/C93AA66D0E89B83A49256E32002652E1?OpenDocument&Main
  5. Women and HIV/AIDS—3rd Joint UN House Public Forum on International Women's Day
    Tokyo, March 8
    Jointly organized by various institutions of the United Nations, including UNDP, UNHCR, World Bank, and WHO, bringing together experts from the United Nations, politics, diplomats, academia and the general public from various countries including China, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa and Uganda. They met to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in both developing and developed nations, discuss strategies to counter its negative effects on individuals and society as a whole, consider various kinds of and access to treatment, and to share information on the situation in Africa, Caribbean, Middle East and other regions. Contact Ms. Assiya Akanay in the Division for Advancement of Women, tel: (212) 963-8034, email: akanay@un.org
    Web site: http://www.un.org/events/women/iwd/2004/press.html
  6. The International Relations of the Korean Peninsula: Can Diplomacy Succeed? What if Diplomacy Fails?
    Washington D.C., April 28
    Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) Spring Symposium, organized by the Brookings Institution. Supported by the Korea Foundation. U.S. security and international relations experts and practitioners. Discussions on what kind of settlement with North Korea would be acceptable to the U.S. but also of the possibilities that diplomacy might fail entirely and what to do in that situation. Contact email: communications@brookings.edu Web site: http://www.brook.edu/comm/events/cnaps20040428.htm
  7. 35th Annual Meeting of the Trilateral Commission
    Warsaw, May 7-10
    Organized by the European Group of the Trilateral Commission. More than 200 distinguished leaders in business, media, academia, public service, labor unions, and other non-governmental organizations, including both members and non-members of the Trilateral Commission, from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, U.K. and U.S. They started with discussions of Poland, its agenda in Europe and doing business in that country before moving on to discussions and updates on the following topics: the newly enlarged European Union, Russia, Pacific Asia, Israel-Palestine conflict, and international currencies and competitiveness. There was also a presentation of the task force report on "New Challenges to International, National and Human Security Policy". Contact email: trilateral.europe@wanadoo.fr
    Web site: http://www.trilateral.org/annmtgs/programs/04warsaw.htm
  8. Connecting Civil Society of Asia and Europe—An Informal Consultation
    Barcelona, June 16-18
    Organized by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Casa Asia, Spain, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Netherlands and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE). Approximately 180 participants from most of the ASEM member countries including Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K. and Vietnam, as well as Canada. They were academics, journalists, representatives of research institutes, cultural institutes, foundations, NGOs as well as some government officials and representatives of the European Commission (EC). They met to discuss how civil society from Asia and Europe could cooperate on certain issues such as governance, human rights, security and international relations, the environment, education, trade and migration. They also discussed how they could cooperate from the sectoral perspective, such as in groupings of NGOs, civil society resource organizations (CSROs) and media representatives. Contact Bertrand Fort, ASEF, email: bertrand.fort@asef.org
    Web site: http://www.casaasia.es/ccs/main.html
  9. 2nd International Conference on Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking
    Rome, June 29-July 1
    Delegates from 80 countries worldwide took part in the conference which aimed to specify organized crimes, enhance the exchange of information, as well as coordinate efforts and promote cooperation between nations in the fight against these crimes. Italian delegates discussed their experiences in fighting against transnational organized crime, drug and arms trafficking, prostitution and illegal migration.

Other

  1. World Social Forum
    Mumbai, January 16-21
    Organized by the World Social Forum. Attended by approximately 75,000 participants from more than 1500 organizations from 117 countries worldwide.
    Web site: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/home.asp
  2. 2004 NPO Exchange Program
    March 22-25
    Participants from Korea, China and Japan to share experiences and learning on the operation of various types of NPOs and to build closer networking in the region. Key developments and issues related to philanthropy, fair trade, advocacy, environment and women will be brought to focus through field visits to the programs of the Beautiful Foundation, the Beautiful Store, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), Citizens' Movement for Environmental Justice, and the Korea Women's Associations United (KWAU). Contact: Ms. Youngmin Ji, The Beautiful Foundation, email: pax@beautifulfund.org