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Head of the Soviet delegation in the UN Atomic Energy Commission A.A. Gromyko introduces a draft convention on the prohibition and elimination of atomic weapons within three months.
19.06.1946

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12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

08.05.2019

On May 2, more than 40 friends and partners of the PIR Center gathered at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. Among them were heads and high representatives of delegations participating in the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the NPT Review Conference, the world's largest experts in the field of non-proliferation, graduates of PIR Center programs working in New York, young scientists and master students of double degree in the field of non-proliferation.

30.04.2019

"Can it really be true that PIR Center is a quarter of a century old today? It would be a great occasion for a grand celebration, wouldn’t it. But I still cannot quite believe it.

When me and a tiny team of my associates were establishing PIR Center in the spring of 1994, working in a small room on the corner of Tverskaya Ulitsa and Strastny Boulevard overlooking the Pushkin statue in the very heart of Moscow, I could hardly imagine that this great institution would live long enough to see the new century and indeed the new millennium. If someone told me back at the time that it would mark its 25th anniversary in Moscow, Geneva and New York, or that greetings would be pouring in from all over the world to what is now a highly reputable international nongovernmental organization, I probably wouldn’t believe them. After all, how many fly-by-night NGOs have we all seen over the years – here today, gone tomorrow?," Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Founder.

Experts about PIR Center

723_350_175.jpg"PIR has developed into an important and influential think tank. And I not only in my capacity as president of Pugwash but in my work both in the United Nations and as a Sri Lankan diplomat have had a number of common links with you"

 

 Jayantha Dhanapala ,

Chairman of the UN University Council and the 11th President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

 


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"We highly walue what PIR Center is doing, we walue its expertise and knowledge and we are very grateful for the assitence that PIR Center provides ".

 Anatoly Antonov,

Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation

 

 

 


 

100084.jpg"[…] PIR Center is one of the organizations that provide highest, global level of the poloyical analysis on the key questions, and in this sense is supporting us, our foreign policy élite on the official and unofficial level".

 

Sergey Ryabkov,

Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

 


 

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"Among the research institutions with the most authority in the sphere of the classical foreign policy (without taking into consideration governmental institutes) is normally named PIR Center (mainly on the issue of nuclear nonproliferation) [...]".

Kommersant Vlast Magazine, №39 (993), 01.10.2012

 


shaker.jpg"To PIR and Vladimir, my sincere thanks for your hospitality and introducing me to your young and impressive colleagues. Hope to see you all very soon."

Mohammed Shaker,

Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs

 

 


 

helg.PNG"Dear friends, great presentation this morning of your useful activities and impressive competencies. I am looking forward to increase our cooperation with PIR Center."

Pierre Helg,

Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation

 


 

voronkov.jpg"I wish V. Orlov and his wonderful colleagues new successes for the benefit of Russia and strengthening of its international positions."

Vladimir Voronkov,

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna

 


 

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"Thank you for a unique platform to discuss issues critical for the  world community. Wish you continued new success."

Elina Kirichenko,

Director of the Center for North American Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences

 


 

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