6th International Security Forum

Montreux, 4 - 6 October 2004

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces will host the 6th International Security Forum (ISF) from 4 - 6 October 2004 at the Convention Centre in Montreux, Switzerland.

The 6th International Security Forum is sponsored and co-organized by the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as an official Swiss government contribution to the Partnership for Peace.

Major conference partners and co-organizers include, among others, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, the Center for Security Studies and the International Relations and Security Network at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

We are delighted to invite you and your institution to contribute and participate actively in this important forum.

The 6th International Security Forum will bring together some 450 experts with security-political background, among them civil servants, diplomats, military, academics, and representatives of non-governmental organisations from the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Partnership for Peace area and beyond.

The objective is to create a platform for discussion and discourse on past, current and future security issues with relevance on the global, regional and Swiss dimension. The conference will consist of two plenary sessions, six topic sessions and twenty four workshop sessions.

Participation at the 6th International Security Forum is by invitation only. If you or your institution are interested in participating, feel free to contact us at isf@dcaf.ch.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the 6th ISF,

Ambassador Dr. Theodor H. Winkler
Director DCAF