The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) will initiate an informal dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament, Nuclear Deterrence, and Strategic Arms Control or the Disarmament, Deterrence, and Arms Control (DDA) Dialogue.
This initiative will focus on exploring the relationships and interactions among nuclear disarmament, nuclear deterrence, and strategic arms control in today’s world. It will bring together a small and diverse group of policymakers, experts, and civil society representatives on a not-for-attribution basis to:
- Identify shared goals and interests through strengthened mutual understanding among practitioners of and experts on nuclear disarmament, nuclear deterrence, and arms control, with attention to the respective goals, assessments, assumptions, and uncertainties of each of these three approaches;
- Identify opportunities to shore-up and recraft bilateral, multi-party, and multilateral strategic arms control for the 21st century to enhance stability and lessen uncertainty, reduce the risks inherent in nuclear deterrence, and enable nuclear disarmament; and
- Consider actions to reenergize the pursuit of nuclear disarmament, with a view to transforming over time the role of nuclear weapons as instruments of statecraft and fostering progress toward the elimination of nuclear weapons with undiminished security for all.
When & Where:
29 July 2020, WebEx
Limited to invitees.