Taking Stock of the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

Hybrid event (Geneva and online)
26 March 2024
Taking Stock of the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

A treaty to ban the production of fissile materials has been an important element of efforts to advance nuclear disarmament and strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime for more than two decades. Despite significant support for commencing negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT), progress remains deadlocked.

To explore options and opportunities to revitalize the FMCT process, UNIDIR organized a panel event to provide States with a range of strategies that could help revitalize the debate and address some of the issues that have stifled progress towards the start of negotiations.

The event included the presentation of a UNIDIR working paper on unblocking the FMCT, followed by a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session with participants.


A recording of this event is available on our YouTube channel, and below.


  • H.E. Amb. Ichikawa Tomiko, Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament (Welcome Remarks)
  • Dr. Pavel Podvig, Senior Researcher in the WMD Programme at UNIDIR
  • Mr. Thomas Fetz, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
  • Mr. Alonso Martinez Ruiz, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations
  • Prof. Nishida Michiru, Professor at the School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagasaki University

The event was moderated by Dr. James Revill, Head of the WMD Programme, UNIDIR.


26 March 2024 | 13:15 – 14:45 CEST | Room VIII, A Building, Palais des Nations, Geneva and Online.


The event was open to State representatives and experts working on or interested in issues pertaining to nuclear disarmament and a fissile material cut-off treaty.

For any questions, please contact Ms. María Garzón Maceda at maria.garzon@un.org.