BASIC and the Emerging Voices Network (EVN) are delighted to announce an upcoming virtual webinar event on ‘Humanitarian Impacts and the NPT: One Year on from RevCon’, in collaboration with International Student Young Pugwash (ISYP) and IPPNW Students.
This discussion will focus on the humanitarian impacts agenda, within the context of the NPT process. The event will explore the range of current humanitarian impact concerns within today’s security context, and reflect on engagement with this issue during last year’s tenth NPT Review Conference and any developments since. This event also intends to explore possible obstacles and opportunities for the humanitarian impacts agenda within the new Review Cycle, and to highlight the role and importance of early career professionals in furthering the work on humanitarian impacts within the NPT. Remarks will be given by Counselor Tonie Jaquez, Coordinator for Disarmament and Nonproliferation at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Mexico. She will be joined by Molly McGinity from IPPNW, Ksenia Pirnavskaia from ISYP, and Nivedita S from the EVN and the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore. The event will be followed by a Q&A.
The Emerging Voices Network (EVN) is a digital, global network of high-potential, early career researchers on nuclear weapons and nuclear policy issues. The EVN works to bring together young experts, in order to facilitate a wide community of collaboration, and to highlight their contribution to key contemporary security challenges, through their participation in policy cycles, panel events, report-writing, and more. As part of the EVN’s recent work, generously funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ploughshares Fund, we have focused on engaging with a broad range of significant topics and themes that impact and shape today’s international security dynamics and issues. In our upcoming work, we intend to focus further on the topic of ‘humanitarian impacts’ of nuclear weapons, and to platform early career voices on why it is important that the nuclear field addresses these impacts, recommendations for how, and to share their perspectives on what this can achieve and contribute to our field.