Evidence session on the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
26 February 2020
The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will hold a follow up evidence session to the Committee's report, Rising nuclear risk, disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, published in April 2019. The session will focus on the Government's preparations for the 2020 NPT Review Conference, to be held from 27 April until 22 May.
- Parliament TV: The 2020 NPT Review Conference
- Report: Rising nuclear risk, disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
- International Relations and Defence Committee
Wednesday 26 February in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster
- Samantha Job, Director, Defence and International Security, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Sarah Price, Head, Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre
- James Franklin, Nuclear Policy Deputy Director, Defence Nuclear Organisation, Ministry of Defence
- Dr Heather Williams, Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London
- Marion Messmer, Co-Director, British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
- What are the Government's priorities for the forthcoming NPT Review Conference?
- What would constitute a successful 2020 RevCon, and how likely is this?
- Are there any prospects for progress in arms control in the near future?
- What effect would an Iranian withdrawal from the NPT have on global efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation?
- What were the outcomes of the recent meeting of the P5 in London, and what work has the P5 committed to undertake?
- What is the Government's assessment of the level of nuclear risk, and how is it working to reduce it?
- What steps have the Government and other Nuclear Weapon States taken to engage with those dissatisfied with the pace of disarmament in the run-up to RevCon?