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On September 17, 2015, the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation with the participation of PIR Center experts holds a seminar “Outcomes of the 2015 NPT Rev...

The fifteenth PIR Center International School on Global Security for Young Specialists will take place August 30 – September 6, 2015.

This year the School will be co-sponsored by PIR Center and Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs o...

The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is widely considered to be a cornerstone of international security. In May 2015, its 191 states party failed to agree an outcome at their five-yearly Review Conference in New York. Our panel of experts will ...

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The UN Charter was signed 70 years ago

26.10.2015

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 26, 2015. PIR PRESS – “PIR Center actively works within the framework of the United Nations and has a consultative status with the ECOSOC. We are ready to continue supporting UN activities, participate in programs of the United Nations Association of Russia, implement academic, information and educational projects with our partners to strengthen peace and international security” – Albert Zulkharneev, PIR Center’s Director.

On October 24, 2015, the United Nations Day was celebrated globally. It marked the 70th anniversary of the UN Charter entry into force. On October 26, 2015 the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow holds a festive soiree crowning the anniversary celebration.

PIR Center actively participated in implementation of the work plan of the celebration of the 70th UN anniversary in Russia. PIR Center’s Special Advisor Vladimir Orlov, who is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, represents the organization in the Russian Public Committee for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

In May 2015, two seminars were held at the UN headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the 2015 NPT Review Conference, which is the major international forum on nonproliferation and disarmament – “From Words to Actions: Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament from 2010 to 2015 and beyond” and “Action 22: Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education A Tool for Advancement of the NPT”. At the “Action 22” seminar, the initiative on the Dual-Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies by Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO University), PIR Center and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey was presented to the international organizations, diplomatic community, think tanks and NGOs representatives. This master’s program can be a breakthrough in disarmament and nonproliferation education and the future security dialogue.

The outcomes of the NPT Review Conference were in focus at a joint seminar on “Nuclear Nonproliferation And Disarmament: Where To After The 2015 NPT Review Conference?” organized by PIR Center, the Centre russe d'études politiques and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) on June 18, 2015 at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Experts discussed the current state of the nuclear nonproliferation regime and pinpointed problems and aspects that require analysis in the coming five years at the seminar held by the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry on September 17, 2015.

On June 29 – July 1, 2015 the sixty-fourth session of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters took place in New York. Representatives of 15 countries, including PIR Center’s Vladimir Orlov, took part in the work of the session. The participants discussed the role of arms control in the conflict prevention and resolution, new proliferation challenges posed by non-State actors, and approaches to the discussion on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participated in the discussion.

On August 30 – September 6, PIR Center held the 15th International School on Global Security. Young diplomats, officers and researches from nine countries participated in the School, which was dedicate to the UN 70th anniversary. One of the key topics for discussion at the School was strengthening multilateral mechanisms of international security.

More than 250 leading experts, diplomats, journalists and researches took part in PIR Center's events, organized as part of celebration of the 70th UN anniversary.

Ecosos.jpgIn 2010, PIR Center received a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). “PIR Center actively works within the framework of the United Nations and has a consultative status with the ECOSOC. We are ready to continue supporting UN activities, participate in programs of the United Nations Association of Russia, implement academic, information and educational projects with our partners to strengthen peace and international security” – emphasized director of PIR Center Albert Zulkharneev.

Your questions on development of cooperation with PIR Center can be addressed to PIR Center’s director Albert Zulkharneev by email zulkharneev@pircenter.org or by phone +7 (499) 940 09 83.


       

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