Global nuclear governance

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Panel Discussion

Global nuclear governance: Quo vadis?

5 September, 9.00 – 10.30, Hotel Golf, Jupiter Hall

The global security situation is more unstable and unpredictable than at the end of the Cold War. The increased tensions are further aggravated by public statements about the possible use and modernisation of nuclear weapons, as well as military exercises that simulate their deployment, including unannounced drills. Developments in other regions around the globe are also a cause for concern.

This new reality calls for more attention to global nuclear governance, and highlights the importance of preserving the integrity of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and achieving its universality and full implementation. It also shows the need for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-TestBan Treaty (CTBT) as an important pillar of global security.

Furthermore, efforts to make the world safer and more protected from the nuclear threat are important for the continued peaceful use of atomic energy, while global governance should also be strengthened to keep pace with evolving challenges and threats, including the possibility of cyber attacks against nuclear installations.


  • H.E. Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Mr Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Amb. Jacek Bylica, EEAS Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament
  • Hon. Rose E. Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary-General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Ms Enna Park, Ambassador for Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
  • H.E. Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Moderator: Mr Jure Kosec, Independent journalist at Delo, Slovenia

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