Chronology

The Convention on Nuclear Safety comes into force.
24.10.1996
The USSR conducts its last nuclear test at the Novaya Zemlya test range.
24.10.1990
The world largest missile catastrophe: an unauthorized start-up of the second stage engine of the R-16 missile on the launching pad of Baikonur killed, from 92 up to 150 people including SMF Commander-in-Chief Marshall of Artillery M.I. Nedelin
24.10.1960
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23.10.2020

The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. The unfulfilled unipolar project, which was being constructed by the USA, is transforming into a more just multipolar world order, which the future of world development belongs to. At the same time one can observe some countries pursue their foreign policies through strength, see the ideologization and militarization of international relations. The United States purposefully destroys the arms control system, develops the global missile defense system, withdrew from the INF Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, does not agree to extent the New START.

22.10.2020

“The world is now in a state of transformation, and during this period of uncertainty and turbulence realistic analysis and foreign policy planning is more important than ever, especially for Russia”, ‒ Oleg Stepanov, Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

14.10.2020

“I offer my congratulations to the fifth cohort of students in the dual-degree program in nonproliferation studies for your admission. This program is important for anyone who cares about the future of US-Russian relations or the global nonproliferation regime. I advise you to use your time wisely, as two years will fly by before you know it. The opportunities provided by PIR Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MGIMO and MIIS are all around you and at your disposal”, ‒ Noah Mayhew, Research Associate at Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

Arms Trade Treaty Project Documents

1. Towards an arms trade treaty: establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms. 9 January 2009.

2. Africa and an arms trade treaty. April 2009.

3. United Nations Register of Conventional Arms. 14 July 2009.

4. Declaration of the Russian Delegation at the 1st Committee of the UN General Assembly on the Draft Resolution on ATT (in Russian). 28 October 2009.  

5. Further Steps Towards an International Arms Trade Treaty. Statement by the Representative of the Russian Federation European Union - UNIDIR Final Seminar on an International Arms Trade Treaty, Vienna 12 February 2010.

6. U.S. Policy and the Arms Trade Treaty. Briefing paper. 18 February 2010.

7. Arms Transfers to Europe and Central Asia. February 2010.

8. Elements to be discussed in the context of a potential ATT. 12-23 July 2010.

9. Introductory remarks by the delegation of the Russian Federation. New-York, 12-23 July 2010.

10. Towards an Arms Trade Treaty - Brokering. Delegation of Russian Federation. The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for 2012 UN Conference on an ATT. 12-23 July 2010.

11. Towards an Arms Trade Treaty – Next Step. (Non-Paper). The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2012 UN Conference on ATT. New-York, 12-23 July 2010.

12. Facilitator's Summary on Implementation and Application. The First Session of the Preparatory Committee for 2012 UN Conference on an ATT. 22 July 2010.

13. SALW and Ammunition. Summary of references to SALW and Ammunition by States during the UN ATT Prepcom. 23 July 2010

14. Ambassador Roberto García Moritán - Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty. 14 July 2011.

15. Small Arms Survey 2011. Chapter 4-A Booming Business: Private Security and Small Arms.

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