New Technological Opportunities to Bolster Treaty Compliance

21 October 2020
New Technological Opportunities to Bolster Treaty Compliance

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to this First Committee Online Event on how advances in science and technology present several challenges and opportunities for arms control and disarmament regimes.

In particular, the event will focus on some of the opportunities presented by advances in selected technologies – specifically remote sensing, open-source satellite data and machine learning – for enhancing monitoring and investigations in WMD-related arms control and disarmament.

The session will further consider some of the wider social and political requirements for realizing the theoretical potential of these technologies and validating the use of new tools in the sensitive area of WMD treaty compliance.


Giacomo Persi Paoli – UNIDIR

Melissa Hanham  – Open Nuclear Network

Veronica Borrett – La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food

Jonathan Forman – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

James Revill – UNIDIR


21 October 2020 08:30-09:45 EDT , (online)


UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts with an interest in technologies for monitoring WMD treaty compliance and investigating allegations of non-compliance


Please register here.

Please note that the link to access this event will be provided by email only to registered participants prior to the event.