Jaakko Laajava was appointed as the Facilitator of the 2012 ME WMDFZ Conference and led the consultations in Glion and Geneva. Laajava served as the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for Finland from 1 April 2010. Prior to that, he had a career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving as Ambassador to the United Kingdom and United States among others.
Please click the link below to access the timeline of events surrounding the Glion/Geneva Conference.
THE CONSULTATIONS IN GLION AND GENEVA: A TIMELINE (2010-2015)
To read the other accounts and personal reflections of those who participated in the consultations, please click the following link.
THE CONSULTATIONS IN GLION AND GENEVA: A VIEW FROM THE NEGOTIATING TABLE