On 6–7 December 2021, SIPRI actively participated in the 10th annual EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference. The conference, which is funded by the European Union (EU), was organized by the Italian Institute of International Affairs (IAI) on behalf of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC).
Giovanna Maletta, Researcher in SIPRI’s Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme, chaired a session on ‘The Political Side of Arms Trade Control: From Confidence-building Measures to Sanctions and Embargoes’. Dr Sibylle Bauer, Chair of the Consortium and Director of Studies for Armament and Disarmament at SIPRI, delivered the conference’s concluding remarks.
Video recordings of the sessions will be made 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 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 of 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.