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Second EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

30 September 2013 - 1 October 2013

More than 300 experts have gathered in Brussels on the 30 September-1 October 2013 to discuss the spread of nuclear and other dangerous weapons. In accordance with the Consortium division of labour, IISS took on the main organizing role for the conference. Introductory Remarks were given by Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General, European External Action Service (EEAS). Keynote address was given by Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Evening Keynote Speech was given by Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania. All the Plenary Sessions, introductory remarks and keynote addresses were recorded on video and are available through this website.

For additional information on the Conference, please see the dedicated Conference website of IISS.

General Documents

Speaker agenda

Plenary and Special Sessions: videos, speech transcripts, Q & A

  • Introduction to the meeting and Keynote Speech – by Maciej Popowski and Dr Lassina Zerbo
  • First Plenary Session – Strengthening The Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Regime
    • Jacek Bylica
    • Patricia Lewis
    • Tibor Toth
    • Angela Kane
    • Questions & Answers
  • Evening Keynote Address – by Linas Linkevicius
  • Second Plenary Session – Addressing Non-Proliferation and Disarmament in the Middle East
    • Jaakko Laajava
    • Mahmoud Karem
    • Shlomo Brom
    • Questions & Answers
  • Third Plenary Session – EU Non-Proliferation Policy and Implementation
    • Joëlle Jenny
    • Lars-Erik Lundin
    • Tarja Cronberg
    • Andrew Cottey
    • Questions & Answers
  • Special Sessions
    • Addressing Bio Risks
    • Ballistic Missiles & Outer Space: Transparency & Confidence Building
    • Strategic Trade Controls
    • Regional Security & Proliferation Challenges In Northeast Asia
    • Nuclear Security
    • Countering Illicit SALW Trafficking
    • The 2015 NPT Review Process: Challenges & Opportunities
    • Controlling Chemical Weapons
    • Arms Trade Treaty: the Way Forward
    • Nuclear Disarmament (Multilateral, bilateral and humanitarian initiative)
    • Assessing the Efficacy of Sanctions Policy

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Conference Photo Gallery

The Conference online photo album is available on Flickr.


30 September 2013
1 October 2013
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Crowne Plaza, Le Palace
Rue Gineste 3
Brussels, B-1210


Mark Fitzpatrick – Director Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme
View Organizer Website

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