Washington DC, 14 April 2023 (TDI): The United States (US) and NATO are proud to announce the co-hosting of the 18th Annual NATO Conference on Arms Control, Disarmament and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Non-Proliferation. It will take place from 17-20 April 2023 in Washington, DC.
Notably, this year’s conference will be the first to be held in North America, and it will bring together approximately 175 participants from over 50 NATO Allies, Invitees, Partners, and International Organizations.
Moreover, the conference aims to provide an opportunity for informal discussions on WMD threats by senior national officials.
For the information, the event will be chaired by US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins.
It will focus on discussing the evolving challenges in arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and other areas of global security.
Furthermore, it will also provide a platform for experts in the field to share their knowledge, experiences and best practices on disarmament and nonproliferation.
Also, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will be delivering remarks at the opening session of the conference on April 18th and participate in a Q&A session with in-person attendees.
Additionally, the opening session will be livestreamed on the US Department of State website and on YouTube. Those interested in viewing the livestream can register at the conference website.
The conference is a closed event and is open only to registered participants. However, the conference will be preceded by a high-level civil society public event in partnership with Howard University’s Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, which will be held on April 17th.
The public event will bring together experts, scholars, and civil society actors to discuss the evolving challenges in arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and other areas of global security. It will also provide a platform for ideas on how to build a safer, more secure world.
About NATO’s Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Conference
Since 2004, the Annual NATO Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Conference has been organized by NATO with an Ally as a co-host.
The conference has been successful in providing a platform for frank discussions on disarmament and nonproliferation issues. It has also helped in strengthening partnerships and building trust among nations.
Therefore, the 18th Annual NATO Conference is a significant milestone in the continued commitment of NATO and its Allies towards disarmament, nonproliferation, and arms control.
The NATO conference provides an opportunity to work together on strategies for disarmament and nonproliferation, and to learn from experts in the field.
In a nutshell, the US and NATO remain committed to promoting global security, and by hosting this conference, they hope to strengthen partnerships and work towards a safer, more secure world for all.