The 2012 Conference on a WMD-Free Middle East

By Chen Kane – The 2010 Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference adopted a consensus document with a call to convene a conference in 2012 on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.

The conference will take place n Finland and the facilitator for convening the conference is the Finnish Undersecretary of State Jaakko Laajava. He has been very busy traveling across the region consulting with all governments about the conference agenda, desired outcome, timing, and participation. States so far have divergent views about the possible agenda and what the conference should accomplish. If you want to read more about the conference, read this.