NPT Side Event: Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction

UNHQ, New York
NPT Side Event: Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction

Constructive dialogue around the topic of ‘nuclear risk reduction’ featured prominently in the latest review cycle of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It gained even more prominence following the invasion of Ukraine. This event sought to contribute to informed discussion on the topic.

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), alongside the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland hosted this in-person event on Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction on the margins of the NPT Review Conference.

A recording of the event is now available via UN WebTV.

Speakers explored:

  • the evolution of the nuclear risk reduction agenda and possible outcomes on the topic at the NPT Review Conference;

  • practical measures that could be implemented in the short term (including in the area of crisis prevention and management);

  • priorities for the international community in advancing a multilateral agenda on risk reduction.


Introductory remarks from:

  • Robin Geiss, UNIDIR 

  • Amb. Robbert Jan Gabriëlse, Netherlands

Followed by a conversation with:

  • Marion Messmer, BASIC

  • Tong Zhao, Carnegie-Tsinghua

  • Andrey Baklitskiy, UNIDIR

  • Leah Walker, IST

Moderated by Amb. Félix Baumann, Switzerland

Closing remarks from:

  • Alexandra Bell, USA 




Monday 8 August 2022, 13:15-14:30 ET (17:15-18:30 CET), UNHQ, New York.