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SIPRI co-hosts senior officials meeting on nuclear disarmament

SIPRI co-hosts senior officials meeting on nuclear disarmament

On 27-28 November, SIPRI, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Federal Republic of Germany’s Foreign Office, co-hosted a meeting on nuclear disarmament. The meeting was held in the framework of the Stockholm Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament, ahead of the 2020 Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT RevCon 2020), and attracted senior representatives from 16 countries.

Experts from SIPRI, British American Security Information Council (BASIC), United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) participated in the first day’s discussions, which focused on generating new proposals for action-oriented steps, building on the Stepping Stones Approach. To prepare input to the November meeting, SIPRI also held an international expert meeting in the autumn, with the aim to help unlock nuclear disarmament diplomacy.