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FUNAG and IPRI hold lecture on “Nuclear Disarmament: a Brazilian view”. 

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The Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG) and the Institute for Research on International Relations (IPRI) will hold, on 15 December, at 10:30 a.m. in the Paulo Nogueira Batista Auditorium, the lecture “Nuclear Disarmament: a Brazilian view”, with Ambassador Sérgio Queiroz Duarte. The lecture-debate aims to analyze and discuss the positions adopted by different States and to explore the prospects for implementation of all the provisions in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

The NPT was signed in 1968 by several nations and it has been in effect since March 1970. The treaty seeks to prevent the proliferation of the technology used in the production of nuclear weapons. Currently, about 189 countries adhere to the agreement.

To participate in the lecture, register here.

About the lecturer:

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Ambassador Sérgio Queiroz Duarte served as Brazil’s Alternate Representative, Office of the Special Representative of Brazil for Disarmament Affairs, in Geneva. Upon his promotion to the most senior rank of the Brazilian Foreign Service, he served as Ambassador to Nicaragua, Canada, China, and Austria. At this latter post, he was concurrently Ambassador to Slovakia, Slovenia, and Croatia. In addition, he was also Governor for Brazil at the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He worked in Brasilia at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of Personnel, Secretary-General for Budget Control, Inspector-General, Executive Secretary-General, and Ambassador-at-Large for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. His last position was that of High Representative of the United Nations for Disarmament, starting in July 2007. He retired in February 2012.



Theme:  Nuclear Disarmament: a Brazilian view

Lecturer:  Ambassador Sérgio Queiroz Duarte

Venue: Paulo Nogueira Batista Auditorium - Annex II, Ground Floor – Itamaraty Palace - Esplanada dos Ministérios, Brasilia DF

Date: 15 December, at 10:30 a.m.

Registration: click here.

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