The event will be held in a virtual format at 15:00 (Stockholm) // 09:00 (New York) // 16:00 (Moscow) // 21:00 (Beijing)
The arms control agenda in 2021 is facing a wide range of challenges needing urgent attention, such as the Iran nuclear deal and the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). With a new administration now in place in the United States, there are ambitious plans for a renewed commitment to international cooperation, particularly with regard to arms control.
The conversation will explore the current state of nuclear arms control and disarmament efforts, looking ahead to the NPT Review Conference in August. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the control of chemical and biological weapons, emerging technologies and international arms transfers.
HE Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Major General (Retd) Yao Yunzhu, Academic Committee Member, Center for International Security and Strategy (CISS), Tsinghua University
Dr Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board
Dan Smith, SIPRI Director
Watch the discussion on SIPRI's YouTube channel.