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NIM launches French language editions of BWC and CWC legislation survey templates

VERTIC’s National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme is delighted to announce the public launch of the French language editions of its legislation survey templates for the implementation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and their related requirements under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540). One of the primary […]

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VERTIC signs cooperation agreement with the IAEA

On 8 December 2022, VERTIC signed an agreement for Practical Arrangements on Cooperation in the area of International Safeguards with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Under the agreement, VERTIC and the IAEA will consult regularly on their activities in the area of Safeguards and will cooperate on some initiatives, with a focus on training […]

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VERTIC publishes article in Kazakhstan’s Journal ‘Man. Energy. Atom’

Senior Researcher Elena Gai recently had an article published in the National Nuclear Centre of Kazakhstan’s journal ‘Man. Energy. Atom’. The article, ‘Ongoing initiatives on verification of nuclear disarmament’, can be found on page 36 of the journal. The article was written as part of a VERTIC project on capacity building for nuclear disarmament verification.

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VERTIC hosts Trilateral Conference with African, Central Asian and Latin American partners to establish Nuclear Disarmament Verification Hubs

On 17 and 18 November 2021, VERTIC hosted a Trilateral Conference bringing together its regional in-country partners to finalise plans to establish Nuclear Disarmament Verification (NDV) Hubs in Africa, Central Asia and Latin America. The conference was the culmination of a three-year process consisting of in-depth research and a series of regional consultative workshops.

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VERTIC launches new mailing list

The new VERTIC mailing list with a Summer/Autumn 2021 email update has just been sent out. If you were not on the list then the contents from the mail can be found here. If you want to be added to the list then please signup here:

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VERTIC input into China-Europe Dialogue on ‘Global Arms Control’

On October 11, Acting Executive Director Larry Macfaul and Assistant Researcher Anuradha Damale provided presentations and recommendations at a joint China-Europe dialogue on Global Arms Control. The dialogue was organised by the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) and the University of Bradford. Larry’s contributions focussed on processes and the opportunities to build […]

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VERTIC Commentary on the UK’s Integrated Review

Senior Researchers Dr Grant Christopher and Alberto Muti contributed to a compendium on the non-proliferation aspect in the UK's Integrated Review, published by King's College London. They argue the UK has created a tension between its nuclear strategy and fulfilment of its non-proliferation obligations. As they argue: ‘That the UK reversed a course of three-decades [...]

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African Consultative Meeting: building an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub

On 16 and 17 September 2021, the Radiation and Health Physics Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and VERTIC hosted another African regional workshop to further discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub. The workshop was the sixth of a series of regional workshops. Three commissioned papers were presented on: African networks available […]

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VERTIC presents at SPS21 on bridging the gap between science and politics

On September 9 Senior Researcher Elena Gai made a presentation on ‘Building Capacity on Multilateral Verification of Nuclear Disarmament: Options for Broadening and Sustaining Involvement Globally’ within the framework of the ’21 SPS Aachen Conference. She provided lessons from the field in bridging the gap between science and politics, a goal very close to the mission […]

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VERTIC presents as Guest of the BWC Meeting of Experts

National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme Director, Dr Sonia Drobysz, presented as a Guest of the Meeting at the third Meetings of Experts (“MX 3”) to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) on Friday 3 September. The 2020 Meetings of Experts took place from 30 August to 8 September 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, having been postponed for […]

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