On 27 August, SIPRI and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) co-hosted a webinar on ‘The Tenth NPT Review Conference: Effective Measures for Nuclear Disarmament’. The webinar was the fifth held in the lead up to the Tenth Review Conference for the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
During the event, Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, delivered opening remarks together with Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Dr Lora Saalman, SIPRI Associate Senior Fellow, was among the panellists and provided an overview of SIPRI’s research on the impact of artificial intelligence on strategic stability and nuclear risk.
The panel discussion focused on measures for accelerating the implementation of commitments taken at previous review conferences, on nuclear risk reduction and on reinforcing the global norm against the use of nuclear weapons. The discussion also explored how new approaches to disarmament and arms control can be considered in the current geostrategic conditions and what impact emerging technologies will have on these discussions.
Watch the recording of the webinar ‘The Tenth NPT Review Conference: Effective Measures for Nuclear Disarmament’.
SIPRI interviewed HR Izumi Nakamitsu during the 2019 Stockholm Security Conference, held on the theme of ‘Conflict and Technology: Now and in the Future’. Watch the Spotlight interview here.