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More than 300 experts gathered in Brussels from 30 September to 1 October to discuss current issues in non-proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, as well as small arms and light weapons.
The Second European Union (EU) Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference was hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and addressed by Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the EU External Action Service (EEAS), and Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS.
Keynote addresses were given by Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, and Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania.
The Director of SIPRI's Arms Transfers Programme, Paul Holtom (pictured, above left), gave a presentation in the session on the Arms Trade Treaty. Sibylle Bauer, the Director of SIPRI's Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, gave a presentation in the session on strategic arms trade controls. Ian Anthony, the Director of SIPRI's Arms Control and Non-proliferation programme (and Vice Chair of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium) chaired the session on nuclear security.