On 14–15 November 2022, SIPRI actively participated in the 11th annual EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference. The conference, which is funded by the European Union (EU), was organized by the Institute of International Affairs (IAI) on behalf of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC).
Dr Lora Saalman, Senior Researcher with SIPRI’s Armament and Disarmament and Conflict, Peace and Security research areas, chaired a session on cyber-security. Kolja Brockmann, Senior Researcher with the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, was a speaker on a session on missile technology proliferation. In her capacity as Chair of the EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, Dr Sibylle Bauer, Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, spoke on the concluding panel ‘The Next Generation in Non-Proliferation and Disarmament’.
On the sidelines of the conference, IAI also organized the annual EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Next Generation Workshop on behalf of the EUNPDC. On 14 November, Nivedita Raju, Researcher in SIPRI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme, chaired a panel on the challenges of emerging technologies during this workshop. In the context of the Consortium, several SIPRI experts from the Armament and Disarmament research area are acting as mentors for the Young Women in Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Mentorship Programme; they joined the conference, workshop and a dedicated meeting about the mentorship programme, together with their mentees. More information about the mentorship programme is available here.
About the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium
The EUNPDC forms the core of a wider European network of non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks that the Consortium is responsible for promoting and coordinating. The EUNPDC is managed jointly by six institutes: the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF), the International Affairs Institute (IAI), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and SIPRI.
The EUNPDC aims to encourage discussion on measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems within civil society—particularly among experts, researchers and academics in the EU and third countries. The scope of activities also covers issues related to conventional weapons, including small arms and light weapons. For more information about the Consortium click here.