VERTIC Executive Director Andreas Persbo, Programme Director Larry MacFaul, Senior Researcher Alberto Muti and Researcher Elena Gai attended the 63rd IAEA General Conference. The conference was a great opportunity to be informed on the most advanced instruments to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards implementation, safeguards and regional cooperation, as well as concrete future steps to advance gender balance in the nuclear field.


At the margins of the Conference, VERTIC held the reception ‘Empowering Diplomacy through Science’. VERTIC considers that science is a powerful instrument in diplomacy and that it can help to achieve the goal of promoting confidence among Member States in efforts to support non-proliferation and safeguards. The reception was well attended by government, IOs, and NGOs representatives, and presented a venue to discuss relevant topics with different stakeholders.

Vertic was delighted to have as keynote speaker H.E. Ms Kjersti Andersen, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Norway to the International Organisations in Vienna Ambassador.