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It has been 15 years since the United Nations conducted a study on disarmament and nonproliferation education, as well as provided 34 recommendations on how to move it far ahead. A lot has been done in this field over this period; however, yet unresolved issues and new challenges suggest that new eff...

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Recommendations of the 2002 UN Study on Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation Education: Ideas for the next 10 years

Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Adlan Margoev

This year, the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education is turning 15. This document and the partial implementation of its 34 recommendations have helped move education in this sphere forward. The world has witnessed the appearance of several specialized training centres and textbooks, thanks to the joint efforts of international organizations, Governments, universities and research centres to help address the lack of new specialists and experts on this issue. Equally important is the fact that disarmament and nonproliferation education is now viewed by Governments and civil organizations as a significant and effective instrument for strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and drawing attention from political elites, nuclear industry stakeholders and the general population. This is attested to by the Final Document of the 2010 NPT Review Conference and statements at the Preparatory Committee sessions, including the latest one that took place in Vienna in May 2017. 

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UNODA Occasional Papers No. 31

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