EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2023
On 04-05 Decmber 2023, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) on behalf of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, organized the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference. The Conference, in its 12th edition, is a major international event that gathers every year non- proliferation and disarmament experts from governmental and non-governmental institutions worldwide.
Over 250 experts from more than 50 countries – EU members, associated states and other countries - took part in the conference in person. The 2023 edition addressed numerous topics of central importance for the work of the EU, notably the European External Action Service (EEAS), as well as several pressing arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament issues.
The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference proved to be, once again, a central event for the international discussion on the future of arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.
It also contributed to reaffirming the strong EU commitment towards a rules-based global order and showed the increased awareness of EU non-proliferation and disarmament policies among government officials, academics and civil society representatives of third countries.
Moreover, the debate explored new ways and means of improving capacities in areas of the world with limited expertise in countering the threats stemming from SALW, WMD and their means of delivery.
Finally, as every year, the Conference served as a venue to highlight the role played by European think tanks specialised in non-proliferation and disarmament and the efforts undertaken by the EU Consortium to promote and coordinate their work.