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Nuclear Risk Reduction: The State of Ideas

Nuclear Risk Reduction: The State of Ideas

30/04/2019 - 30/04/2019, New York UN HQ — CR B

Addressing the full range of risks in the United States, and complements nuclear disarmament efforts. Yet, broad-based support for the idea has not reached consensus. There is no singular path to risk reduction. Given the wide spectrum of possibilities then, an important early step is to be made on the same page regarding the state of existing ideas and proposals. This can make it easier to identify possible areas of common interest, facilitating the development of practical, feasible measures. This event - held in the margins of the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference - will contribute to that end, by:

  • Presenting preliminary findings of UNIDIR's mapping of nuclear weapon risk reduction and possible framework to address the issue
  • Providing an overview of the state of
  • Highlighting measures that may be implemented in particular circumstances
  • NPT Review Cycle and other processes


Read our preliminary findings report on this issue here.


Welcoming Remarks

Ambassador Sabrina Dallafior, Switzerland

Introductory Remarks

Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Overview of Ideas

Dr. John Borrie, UNIDIR


Moderated Discussion

  • Ambassador Aidan Liddle, United Kingdom
  • Ambassador Jarmo Viinanen, Finland
  • Dr. Nina Tannenwald, Watson Institute, Brown University
  • Dr. WPS Sidhu, Center for Global Affairs, New York University


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