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NTI Publishes Three Papers by Regional Experts on the Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

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In December 2019, NTI co-convened a workshop with NPSGlobal Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss the future of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and regional priorities to strengthen the NPT. Workshop participants discussed practical risk-reduction steps to build a pathway to disarmament; options to strengthen transparency among the nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states; measures to manage fissile material; and how peaceful uses of nuclear energy can support sustainable development goals. Approximately 20 government officials and non-governmental experts from the region took part in the discussion.As a follow-up to the workshop, NTI commissioned papers from two of the participants. Emiliano Buis, a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, explains the role of risk reduction in the path forward to disarmament. Irma Arguello, the founder and Chair of the NPSGlobal Foundation, offers a Latin American view on priority actions for the 2021 NPT Review Conference. (The views expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of NTI or of other participants in NTI’s Global Enterprise project.) Read the discussion papers here:

In early March 2020, NTI, in partnership with​ the African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS), convened a workshop in Accra, Ghana to discuss priority issues to strengthen the core goals of the NPT: disarmament, non-proliferation, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Participants discussed specific issues related to Africa. Approximately 30 government officials and non-governmental experts from 16 countries across Africa took part in the discussion. ​Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization, provided opening remarks.As a follow-up to the workshop, NTI commissioned a paper from Segakweng Tsiane, Lead Consultant of T3000 Consultancies in Botswana, to explain the future of Africa’s Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty and the role of African organizations in nonproliferation and disarmament. (The view expressed is solely that of the author and does not necessarily reflect those of NTI or of other participants in NTI’s Global Enterprise project.) Read the discussion paper here:

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