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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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VERTIC presents on current nuclear disarmament verification initiatives at the IX International Conference ‘Semipalatinsk Test Site: Legacy and Prospects for Scientific-Technical Potential’

On September 8  Senior Researcher Elena Gai presented on current nuclear disarmament verification initiatives at the IX International Conference ‘Semipalatinsk Test Site: Legacy and Prospects for Scientific-Technical Potential’, which featured interventions from representatives of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Nuclear Centre and other scientific institutes as well as diplomatic personalities […]

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VERTIC and the University of the Witwatersrand host the fifth workshop to discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification research and innovation hub

On 06 September 2021, the Radiation and Health Physics Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and VERTIC) hosted another online African regional workshop to further discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub.

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VERTIC and the University of the Witwatersrand host the fourth workshop to discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification research and innovation hub

On 11 August 2021, the Radiation and Health Physics Unit, University of the Witwatersrand and VERTIC hosted the fourth African regional workshop to further discuss the establishment of an African Nuclear Disarmament Verification hub. The purpose of the meeting was also to achieve a deeper African understanding of the challenges posed by the lack of […]

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VERTIC and ISTC host third two-day workshop on building capacity for nuclear disarmament verification

VERTIC in conjunction with The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held the 3rd Workshop within the Project ‘Building Capacity on Multilateral Verification of Nuclear Disarmament’ on July 15-16. Such a project focuses on harnessing, developing, and sustaining expertise and capacity on nuclear disarmament verification (NDV) in regions around the world. This work will complement the efforts being […]

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Sonia Drobysz and Yasemin Balci author Learning Unit 17 on non-proliferation and disarmament law

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Learning Unit 17 of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament eLearning Course today. Sonia Drobysz and Yasemin Balci authored this learning unit, with assistance from Thomas Brown. We would like to thank Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung / Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/PRIF) for their development […]

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