Educational Resources

Educational Resources

CTBTO education and outreach activities and resources aim to enhance engagement with key stakeholders by developing capacity and exchanging knowledge on the technical, scientific, legal and political aspects of the CTBT and its verification regime.

By offering specialized education courses and utilizing online learning and new media, the CTBTO is promoting wider scientific engagement and reinforcing the vital role of the Treaty in international nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament efforts. Moreover, these activities and resources provide enhanced opportunities for the wider community to participate in strengthening and effectively implementing the Treaty and its multilaterally established verification regime.

The objective of this approach is to raise public awareness of the CTBT’s contribution to international peace and security, strengthen the global norm against nuclear testing, and support efforts to advance the Treaty’s entry into force and universalization.

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Additional Educational Resources

These additional educational resources are provided as a resource for your further study of disarmament and non-proliferation topics. Please feel free let us know ([email protected]) if you happen to know of any additional relevant online educational resources that are not on listed on this page.

Disarmament Education (UNODA) Resources for Learning

General materials on disarmament education include Reports of the Secretary General, Peace and Disarmament education activities, Presentations, Publications, Podcasts, Films and Videos, Specialized courses and degrees, For teachers and students, the UN system and outside resources.

IAEA Online Learning

The IAEA offers a variety of online learning courses, from beginner to expert level. They focus on a wide array of topics, from nuclear energy to safety and security, and from safeguards to nuclear technology and applications.

The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament E-Learning Course

The course covers all relevant aspects of the EU non-proliferation and disarmament agenda and aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge resource for practitioners and scholars interested in arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament of both conventional and unconventional weapons.

Learn about Nuclear Weapons

Learn about nuclear weapons is a web-based educational material from the Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Russian. For those who want to learn more about nuclear weapons and its consequences.

NTI Education Tutorials

NTI, in partnership with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, has developed this set of educational tutorials to build understanding among a new generation of experts and leaders on these often complex issues. The interactive tutorials include overviews of key issues, a glossary, maps, quizzes and more.

Reaching Critical Will's Disarmament Education Kit

Reaching Critical Will's Disarmament Education Kit is an education toolbox for activists around the world. It provides basic fact sheets and background information on a range of nuclear issues for activists to use as tools in broader education work on the nuclear industry.

The Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Partnership (UNODA)

UNODA has established the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Partnership to provide online and in-person learning opportunities to interested individuals worldwide. Current training courses include: Introduction to disarmament, Resolution UNSCR 1540, Cyberdiplomacy, Gender Perspectives on Disarmament.

Living at the Nuclear Brink by Dr William Perry

The key goals of this course are to warn you of the dangers you face and to give you some insight on what could be done to avoid those dangers. The course differs from many others in a fundamental way: our goal is not just to provide facts for your education, but to inspire you to take action.

The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism by Dr William Perry

It has a very broad range, from physics to history to politics and diplomacy. Course is focused on one particular danger: nuclear terrorism. The course is shorter, and goes into much more detail on this one topic. The course faculty consists of internationally renowned experts, scientists, political activists and scholars; the one thing they share is a strong commitment to the urgency of educating people on this important topic. In some of the sessions, you will also hear students actively participating in the conversation.

Russia and Nuclear Arms Control

As a state with one of the largest arsenals of nuclear weapons Russia is a key participant of nuclear non-proliferation regime and defines nuclear arms control as a priority of its foreign policy. This course will discover the logic and the frames of Russian nuclear arms control policies. You will learn the historical background and the modern context of bilateral US-Russian relations in nuclear arms control and understand how these relations influence the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. You will get the basic tools for analyzing Russian defence and security policy in regards to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

Russia and Nuclear Arms Control on Coursera

OPCW Education and Outreach

Enhancing understanding of the work and mandate of the OPCW through education materials for students, educators, civil society, and policymakers.