Chronology

An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. At 8:15 a.m. the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops a 14-kiloton, 2,227-kg atomic bomb named Little Boy on Hiroshima, resulting in over 200,000 deaths and about 160,000 injured.
16.08.1945
Germany successfully tests the Fau-2 (V-2) ballistic missile. It becomes the world’s first missile to break the speed of sound.
16.08.1942
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05.08.2022

PIR Center continues a new section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is dedicated to the international document that is considered to be the very first to become the forerunner of the modern arms control system.

04.08.2022

Elena Karnaukhova has been appointed of PIR Center Deputy Director – Education and Training Program Director. In her new position, Elena will be responsible for the strategic development of the organization and will continue to supervise the educational projects of PIR Center, as well as the Advisory Board and the Executive Board of PIR Center and the Trialogue Club International as its executive secretary.

01.08.2022

PIR Center is taking part in the 10th NPT Review Conference on August 1-26, 2022, where for almost a month at the UN headquarters in New York, delegations from 191 signatory countries of the NPT will discuss the implementation of this important agreement in the field of international security.

27.07.2022

This research paper attempts to place nuclear disarmament and arms control in the context of the sustainable development agenda. In particular, the paper examines the possibility of applying the experience and specific mechanisms of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to create new incentives for nuclear arms control and disarmament. Considering the devastating environmental consequences of nuclear weapons use, the nuclear-weapon states should take responsibility for possessing nuclear weapons just as they took responsibility for carbon emissions.

PIR CENTER AND ECOSOC

Ecosos.jpgOn July 3, 2010, PIR Center received a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

“Special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council will enhance weight and authority of your organization in Russian and international NGO-community. Using this new opportunity to broaden international outreach of PIR Center's activities is on the top of the agenda,” the Director of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Gennady Gatilov noted in his letter to the PIR Center.

From now on, PIR Center can send its recommendations to the Council and cooperate more actively with the UN bodies in different formats.

“Acquisition of the special consultative status with ECOSOC is an honor for our organization. We view this decision as an acknowledgment of our experience in Russia and abroad and an expression of trust from one of the main UN institutions which coordinates social and economic development issues. PIR Center and our experts are now facing new opportunities to bring our ideas and proposals to the UN institutions in the intersecting areas of sustainable development and global security, primarily in spheres of nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation,” President of the PIR Center Vladimir Orlov said.

For comments of the PIR Center's experts, please contact us by telephone +7 (945) 987-19-15, or fax +7 (945) 987-19-14.

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