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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.

Training course for CIS university professors and research institutes staff “New Global Security Reality: the Changing Nature of Threats in the XXI Century”

March 25, Monday

 * Training Course participants’ arrival

 March 26, Tuesday

 * Opening Remarks.

* Introduction of participants

* PIR Center presentation – PIR Center’s role in the expert community, PIR Center programs and staff

* Nonproliferation Regime in 1995-2015. Current Challenges and Threats to the Nonproliferation Regime

* Russia and Other CIS Countries’ Nonproliferation and Arms Control Policies

* Global Internet Governance and Security in Cyber Space – Key Issues and Approaches to their Solution.

 March 27, Wednesday

 * Missile Threats and Anti-Ballistic Missile System Issues. Arms Deployment in Outer Space.

* Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

* Conventional Arms Control in Europe

* The Nuclear Dilemma on the Korean Peninsula and Other Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

* Arms Trade Limitations Issues and the International Arms Trade Treaty.

 
March 28, Thursday

 * Nuclear Energy Development – Opportunities and Risks for Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation

* Chemical & Biological Security: Current Status of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Implementation.

* Education in Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Nuclear Security – Exchange of Best Practices. Seminar. 

* PIR Center Education Opportunities.  

 March 29, Friday

 * Countering Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, Countering WMD Proliferation Financing, and Russia’s FATF Chairmanship in 2013-2014.

* Nuclear Energy Development and Nonproliferation Issues in the Middle East. Iran’s Nuclear Program

* How to Steal a Nuclear Bomb? Nuclear Terrorism and Nuclear Security

* Debate «Will the World Be More Secure Without Nuclear Weapons?»

* Closing, Awarding of Certificates.

* Reception

 March 30, Saturday

 * Hotel check-out for participants from other cities

* Excursion to "Bunker-42 on Taganka" (Cold War Museum).

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