The JCBRN Defence COE supported an international „WMD FORENSICS CONFERENCE”. The Conference was organized under the umbrella of Mr. Guy B. Roberts, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy, NATO HQ, Brussels. The event was held in the Hotel Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic from 2 to 4 February 2011.

The main objectives of the conference were:

- to gain knowledge about the current state of technology,

- to understand national capabilities of Allies, partners and international organizations,

- to discuss what NATO could contribute in this area,

- to bring together technology experts and policy makers to discuss how "forensics" can serve as a useful deterrent and non-proliferation tool.  

         The conference commenced with the opening speech of Mr. Jiří ŠEDIVÝ, 1st Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic. JCBRN Defence COE Director, COL Zdeněk ČÍŽEK, personally welcomed all guests, speakers and participants. During the conference more than 40 speakers from various international agencies briefed about specific themes. JCBRN Defence COE was presented by JCBRN Defence COE Deputy Director COL ZELENAK.

          In conclusion, the WMD Forensics Conference allowed NATO to use it as a catalyst for future cooperative efforts among the nations and organizations attending in the area of WMD forensics/attribution.


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Author: MAJ Aleš Mylan

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