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NPT Side Event: Taking Forward Nuclear Risk Reduction


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.


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

Closing remarks from:

  • Alexandra Bell, USA 

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


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


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

The streaming will be available on the UN website during and after the event.


For any questions please contact


08 August 2022


UNHQ, New York