We are delighted to invitieyou to a seminar on nuclear security and disarmamentwhere we have assembledsome of the most distinguishedpeople within the field.
Yukiya Amano,from Japan, has been the Director General of theInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 2009 and has a long and extensivecareer within the United Nations as well as the Japanese Ministry of foreign Affairs.Erlan Idrissov, from Kazakhstan, is a career diplomat and served asMinister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan from 1999-2002 and again from2012-2016. Heis now the ambassador to the UK.Lassina Zerbo,from Burkina Faso, has been the Executive Secretary of thePreparatory Commission of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBO) since 2013. He has a long and extensive career working within the field ofnonproliferation and nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear security is at the heart of the evolving nuclear proliferation agenda. There has been a nonproliferation treaty in place since 1970, but there is nothing in place to stop countries from enriching uranium for civilian purposes.Ultimately, what are the implications of producing material on a large scale that easily can be convertedinto highly enriched forms used in nuclear weapons? The Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank thatis beingestablished in Kazakhstan may be part of the answer. With us to discuss the lessons from this initiative is some of the best qualified voices in the world.
Introduction will be given by Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute.