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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.


Wednesday 26 February in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • 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

At 11.40am

  • Dr Heather Williams, Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London
  • Marion Messmer, Co-Director, British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Possible questions

  • 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?

Further information

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