Sonia Drobysz is a Senior Researcher (non-resident consultant) with the WMD programme at UNIDIR, where she works on the national implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC).
Her expertise focuses on international and national legal frameworks for the non-proliferation and disarmament of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and the security of related materials. She holds a PhD in public international law from University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and a university diploma in nuclear law from the University of Montpellier.
She was previously Programme Director for National Implementation at the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) where she managed and implemented global projects and activities to support the legislative implementation of the BTWC, Chemical Weapons Convention, UN Security Council Resolution 1540 and agreements related to nuclear security. She has published and lectured on related topics.
Sonia speaks English, French and Spanish.