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NPT Side Event: Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction

Constructive dialogue around the topic of ‘nuclear risk reduction’ has featured prominently in this review cycle of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It has gained even more prominence following the invasion of Ukraine. This event seeks 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, are pleased to invite you to an in-person event on Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction to be held on the margins of the NPT Review Conference.

Speakers will:

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

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

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

PROGRAMME

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

Additional details regarding the agenda, speakers, and event access will be made available closer to the date.

PARTICIPANTS

UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues pertaining to nuclear weapons, strategic technologies, disarmament and nuclear risk reduction.

WHEN & WHERE

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

For any questions please contact maria.garzon@un.org.

When

08 August 2022

Where

UNHQ, New York