MIKHAIL GORBACHEV

Former President of the Soviet Union
    and Founding President of
    Green Cross International*

    ...
Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda

  • I had the privilege to assist to Mr. Gorbachev’s
  lecture on 5 October 2009...
Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations




Gorbachev is 78 years old.
Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations




Following Gorbachev’s delegation.
Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations




Gorbachev’s forehead mythic mark.
Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations




Gorbachev is going to have a short meeting with Ban Ki-moon before the lectu...
Gorbachev met Ban Ki-moon before lecture




Waiting with the security officers and bodyguards.
Gorbachev and Ban Ki-moon




Finally, Mikhael and Ki-moon finalized their meeting…
Gorbachev and Ban Ki-moon




Mikhael and Ki-moon joining the Assembly Hall at The Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Gorbachev at the Assembly Hall




Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze opens the lecture.
Gorbachev met Ban Ki-moon before lecture
           Gorbachev’s lecture




Director-General security officers and bodygar...
Gorbachev’s lecture
          • Director-General of the UN
          Office in Geneva Mr. Sergei
          Ordzhonikidze

...
Ban Ki-moon at the Assembly Hall




United Nations Secretary-General had the floor.
Ban Ki-moon before Gorbachev’s lecture




                    •Introductory statement
                    made by Ban Ki-...
Gorbachev’s lecture started




Gorbachev started.
Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda




Simultaneous translation was available in English and French for the audience.
End of the lecture




The lecture took about 90 minutes.
Questions Answering Session




Darius Rochebin, Swiss journalist, played the moderator.
Ban Ki-moon answering to the audience




Both answered questions from the audience.
United Nations logo
This lecture took place on 5 October 2009.
Four days after this lecture (9 October 2009), the
Nobel Peace Price was awarde...
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Mikhael Gorbachev spoke at the Assembly Hall (Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland) on 5th October 2009, about nuclear disarmament and possible multilateral collective approaches to this problem. Lecture was simultaneously translated into French and English for the audience. Introductory statement by BAN Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.

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Mikhael Gorbachev - Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda

  1. 1. MIKHAIL GORBACHEV Former President of the Soviet Union and Founding President of Green Cross International* Monday, 5 October 2009 | 4:30 p.m. Palais des Nations; Assembly Hall * http://www.gci.ch José Ferreiro
  2. 2. Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda • I had the privilege to assist to Mr. Gorbachev’s lecture on 5 October 2009 at the Palais des Nations • Mikhael Gorbachev spoke at the Assembly Hall about nuclear disarmament and possible multilateral collective approaches to this problem • Introductory statement made by Ban Ki-moon, current United Nations Secretary-General
  3. 3. Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations Gorbachev is 78 years old.
  4. 4. Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations Following Gorbachev’s delegation.
  5. 5. Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations Gorbachev’s forehead mythic mark.
  6. 6. Gorbachev’s arrival at Palais des Nations Gorbachev is going to have a short meeting with Ban Ki-moon before the lecture.
  7. 7. Gorbachev met Ban Ki-moon before lecture Waiting with the security officers and bodyguards.
  8. 8. Gorbachev and Ban Ki-moon Finally, Mikhael and Ki-moon finalized their meeting…
  9. 9. Gorbachev and Ban Ki-moon Mikhael and Ki-moon joining the Assembly Hall at The Palais des Nations in Geneva.
  10. 10. Gorbachev at the Assembly Hall Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze opens the lecture.
  11. 11. Gorbachev met Ban Ki-moon before lecture Gorbachev’s lecture Director-General security officers and bodygards Sergei Ordzhonikidze had the floor. Waiting with the of the UN Office in Geneva Mr.
  12. 12. Gorbachev’s lecture • Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva Mr. Sergei Ordzhonikidze • Mikhael Gorbachev former president of the Soviet Union and founding president of Green Cross International • Ban Ki-moon, current United Nations Secretary-General • Carlos Lopes, Executive Director of UNITAR
  13. 13. Ban Ki-moon at the Assembly Hall United Nations Secretary-General had the floor.
  14. 14. Ban Ki-moon before Gorbachev’s lecture •Introductory statement made by Ban Ki-moon, current United Nations Secretary-General
  15. 15. Gorbachev’s lecture started Gorbachev started.
  16. 16. Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda Simultaneous translation was available in English and French for the audience.
  17. 17. End of the lecture The lecture took about 90 minutes.
  18. 18. Questions Answering Session Darius Rochebin, Swiss journalist, played the moderator.
  19. 19. Ban Ki-moon answering to the audience Both answered questions from the audience.
  20. 20. United Nations logo
  21. 21. This lecture took place on 5 October 2009. Four days after this lecture (9 October 2009), the Nobel Peace Price was awarded to the United States President Barack Obama for his work and vision for a world without nuclear weapons among others. “In the final analysis, this problem [proliferation] can only be solved through the abolition of nuclear weapons. So long as they continue to exist, the danger will be with us, like the famous "rifle on the wall" that will fire sooner or later.” Mikhail Gorbachev, WSJ, 31 January 2007 José Ferreiro

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