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GCSP Expert Contributes to Discussion on Negative Security Assurances at the Conference On Disarmament

On 12 June 2018, at the request of the Coordinator of Subsidiary Body 4 of the Conference on Disarmament, Ambassador Michael Biontino (Germany), GCSP expert Marc Finaud presented a joint background paper  with UNIDIR on ‘Mapping Negative Security Assurances”.

This matrix is intended to compile the assurances given by nuclear-armed states to states without nuclear weapons that nuclear weapons will not be used against them. This contribution followed previous informal meetings organised by the GCSP in Geneva in September 2017 and March 2018 and in New York in October 2017. The conclusions of those meetings were reported to the Preparatory Committee of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in Geneva on 27 April 2018.