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UN High Representative gives evidence to Committee

11 December 2018

The International Relations Committee takes evidence on the state of global nuclear diplomacy and the challenges facing the established non-proliferation and disarmament regime.


Wednesday 12 December in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am

  • Ms Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
  • Ioan Tudor, Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, United Nations

Possible questions

  • How would you characterise the state of global nuclear diplomacy today? To what extent are the challenges facing multilateralism generally affecting nuclear diplomacy specifically?
  • Ahead of the 2020 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) what are the biggest challenges facing the NPT regime?
  • In your view, how do the NPT and the Treaty on the prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) fit together?
  • What are the prospects for the agreement of a Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty?
  • To what extent is the developments of new technologies affecting the established non-proliferation regime?

Further information

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