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Researcher, Conventional Arms Programme

Hardy Giezendanner

Hardy Giezendanner is a Conventional Arms Programme Researcher at UNIDIR. His areas of expertise include prevention of diversion, UN peace operations, UN arms embargoes, weapons and ammunition management, illicit flow of arms and ammunition, counter-terrorism and conflict prevention. Prior to re-joining UNIDIR, Hardy worked for the Arms Embargo Cell of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO, 2018-2020), UNMAS in the DRC (2017-2018), UNIDIR (2012-2013, 2014-2017), MONUSCO (2013-2014), Geneva Call (2013) and the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (2010, 2012). In addition to advanced post-graduate studies, he holds a master’s degree in International Relations, Peace and Security Studies from the Institute for International Studies in Barcelona, as well as a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva. Hardy has co-/authored or contributed to numerous publications on conventional arms control. He speaks English, French, Spanish and (Swiss-) German.

Hardy’s areas of expertise include prevention of diversion, UN peace operations, UN arms embargoes, weapons and ammunition management, illicit flow of arms and ammunition, counter-terrorism and conflict prevention.

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