VERTIC to host a seminar during the 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference. Co-hosted with UNODA, the seminar will examine the role of verification in multilateral arms control.

On 24 May 2018, the UN Secretary-General published ‘Securing our Common Future: Agenda for Disarmament.’ In this document, the Secretary-General stated his intention to ‘re-energize nuclear disarmament discussions’ focusing on ways to prepare for a world free of nuclear weapons. With this in mind, the seminar will also discuss how technical exchanges on verification standards and techniques can support this goal.


  1. Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil;
  2. Mr Li Chijiang, Vice President and Secretary-General, China Arms Control and Disarmament Association;
  3. Ms Elena Gai, Researcher for Verification & Monitoring, VERTIC;
  4. Dr Joseph F. Pilat, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and
  5. Mr Jørn Osmundsen, Special Envoy for Disarmament Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Please see the below flyer for details on how to attend.