In 2019, sixteen Non-Nuclear Weapons States launched The Stockholm Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament. This initiative sought to encourage constructive discussion on advancing nuclear disarmament diplomacy before and at the NPT Review Conference as well as effective multilateralism in a period of mounting geostrategic tensions. In 2020, the sixteen States further agreed to a series of 22 concrete actions or ‘Stepping Stones for Advancing Nuclear Disarmament’ designed to variously reduce the salience of nuclear weapons; rebuild habits of cooperation; reduce nuclear risks; and enhance transparency.
This UNIDIR event will discuss the prospects for progress with the Stockholm Initiative, with a particular focus on the prospect of realizing key Stepping Stones in the run-up to the Tenth NPT Review Conference and beyond.
The workshop will consist of two moderated discussion panels. Each panel will begin with a series of prepared questions focusing on key Stepping Stones, before opening-up to wider questions from the audience.
17 March 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET (online)
UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues pertaining to nuclear weapons and disarmament.
Please register here.