Moscow CTBTO Youth Group Conference
18 – 20 October 2017

Co-hosted by CTBTO and the National Nuclear Research University/Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI), the Moscow CTBTO Youth Group Conference brought together members of the CTBTO Youth Group, the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM), as well as a number of high-level speakers including Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, and Mikhail Strikhanov, Rector of MEPhI.

Comprised of discussion panels involving eminent Russian and international experts, science and policy work sessions and a simulation exercise, the Conference is designed to foster knowledge exchange on the CTBT and its role in global peace and security.

It also provides a platform for over 20 CTBTO Youth Group members from seven of the eight remaining non-ratifying Annex 2 States to share ideas with approximately 100 of their peers from throughout Russia. Participants will discuss ways to facilitate the Treaty’s entry into force, deepen their knowledge about the CTBT verification regime and exchange best practices of public advocacy and effective communications to promote the Treaty.

Conference participants will also have an opportunity to visit the Russian National Data Centre in Dubna to witness first-hand the operations of one of the International Monitoring System facilities.

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