Notice update (23 September 2016):
On 24 March I took up a short-term position with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) in Geneva to assist the BTWC Implementation Support Unit (ISU) with the implementation of the first part of the 2016 EU Council Decision in support of the BTWC. The Council Decision runs until 2019. You can follow project developments via a dedicated page on the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) site.
Today is my final day. Over the past six months I organised four regional workshops for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Astana, 15-16 June), Latin America (Brasilia, 22-23 August), South and South-East Asia (New Delhi, 29-30 August) and Africa (Addis Ababa, 13-14 September). The presentations made at each of the workshops are available from the dedicated UNOG web page. Over the next few weeks life in The Trench will resume with new blog postings and other contributions.