Weapons of Mass Destruction

Countering development and use of the world's most destructive weapons.

Biological, chemical and nuclear weapons pose existential risks to humanity. UNIDIR’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme works to support disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation initiatives in these areas. We identify policy options for WMD verification regimes, enhance systems for dual-use governance, facilitate dialogue in support of strategic predictability, and work to address the full of range risks that could lead to use of nuclear weapons.

Strengthening implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention

UNIDIR’s Biological Weapons Convention National Implementation Measures Database enables stakeholders to learn from good practices and successful examples of national implementation from around the world.

James Revill

James Revill

Head of Programme
Space Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Pavel Podvig

Pavel Podvig

Senior Researcher
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Almudena Azcárate Ortega

Almudena Azcárate Ortega

Researcher
Space Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Andrey Baklitskiy

Andrey Baklitskiy

Senior Researcher
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Clarisse Bertherat

Clarisse Bertherat

Researcher
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Laetitia Cesari

Laetitia Cesari

Consultant
Space Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sarah Erickson

Sarah Erickson

Research Assistant
Space Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction
María Garzón Maceda

María Garzón Maceda

Project Coordinator
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Jaroslav Krasny

Jaroslav Krasny

Researcher
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Louison Mazeaud

Louison Mazeaud

Associate Researcher
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sarah Ruth Opatowski

Sarah Ruth Opatowski

Research Assistant
Middle East WMD-Free Zone, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Andreas Persbo

Andreas Persbo

Consultant
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sonia Drobysz

Sonia Drobysz

Senior Researcher (Non-Resident Consultant)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Ching Wei Sooi

Ching Wei Sooi

Graduate Professional
Space Security, Weapons of Mass Destruction