Date: November 11-13 2018
Core-Group Prep Con Meeting—Summary Minutes & Decisions
Brussels (BXL) & San Francisco (SFO)
23-24 October 2018
Sam Deese (Boston University, USA), Fritz Pointer (DWF San Francsico, USA), Roger Kotila (DWF San Francisco, USA), Bob Hanson (DWF San Francisco, USA), Maria Vizdoaga (CUNCR, Moldova), Boshko Stankovski (CUNCR, Macedonia), Saeed Bagheri (CUNCR, Iran), Mais Qandeel (CUNCR, Palestine), Shahr-yar Sharei (CUNCR, USA/Iran), Kelci Wilford (CUNCR, Canada), Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm (ICAN), Huaru Kang (CUNCR, China), Adriana Abdenur (Igarapé, Brazil)
Other participants not in attendance: Jakkie Cilliers (ISS, South Africa – Proxy to Sharei), Tadashi Inuzuka (Japan)
Agenda (as determined before the meeting)
PLENARY 1: Simultaneously held in SFO and BXL SFO: Oct 23 8:30-11:00, BXL: Oct 23 17:30-20:00
SFO: Oct 23 8:30-11:00, BXL: Oct 23 17:30-20:00
• Introduction (including video “grave consequences of an ineffective UN Security Council”)
• Partner Organization Introduction, Participant Introduction
• Academic/Analytic presentation on Security Council Reform on selected topics (see below)
List of Topics (to be expanded upon prior to the meeting and then shortlisted during plenary)
Shortlist of proposals for SC Reform: Partner organizations can submit proposals beforehand:
• Discussion of call for papers for the 2019 Symposium (Sam Deese and Michael Holm)
WORKSHOP: Non-Simultaneously held in SFO and BXL
SFO: 12:30-15:00 (Oct 23), BXL: 14:30-17:00 (Oct 24)
Note: It was decided to merge the topics of the workshop into the two plenary sessions. However, due to time differences, a teleconference meeting was held between participant Tadashi Inuzuka and Dr. Sharei, who then acted as his rapporteur during the second plenary session.
PLENARY 2: Simultaneously held in SFO and BXL
SFO: Oct 24 8:30-11:00, BXL: Oct 24 17:30-20:00
Summary of Action and Decisions
Venue: Decision by general acclamation to hold the symposium in multiple locations, aiming to be as expansive as possible: Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Middle East, Asia, Oceania.
Steering Committee: Plan is to have minimum of five and maximum of 15 committee members, including someone from each organization. Jakkie Cilliers (ISS), Roger Kotila (DWF), Shahr-yar Sharei (CUNCR), Adriana Abdenur (Igarapé), Tadashi Inuzuka (HRTF – TBC), Sam Deese (Boston University)
Call for Papers: Request 300-word abstract by April 15, 2019, calling for two types of papers: research papers critical of status quo, and policy recommendations for reform.
Convener: CUNCR volunteers to be convener of the symposium. Co-conveners are welcome and expected to put money up front to fund the symposium.; the possibility for co-conveners remains open. Convener after the prep con will publish the minutes and arrange for the steering committee meeting.
Dates: Agreement by general acclamation to host the symposium in early September 2019.