September 6-8, 2012. Moscow, Russia. The Russian capital hosted the 2012 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference: Nuclear Energy, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation. The event was organized by the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS).
The Russian and foreign experts attending the conference discussed a broad range of issues focusing on the challenges currently facing the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Other issues on the agenda included safe and secure development of nuclear energy after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, non-discriminatory access to nuclear technologies and the nuclear fuel cycle services, settlement of the Iranian nuclear crisis, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the prospects for multilateral disarmament, and the possibility of US-Russian cooperation on missile defense.
The conference was attended by some 200 researchers, scientists, diplomats and government experts working on the problems of safe and secure development of nuclear energy, nuclear nonproliferation and arms control. Representatives from 40 countries, including China, Germany, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as international organizations, took part in the event.
The Moscow Nonproliferation Conference was held in the run-up to several important international meetings focusing on peaceful use of nuclear energy, nonproliferation and disarmament, including the IAEA Board of Governors meeting (September 10-14), the Annual Symposium of the World Nuclear Association (September 12-14), the IAEA General Conference (September 17-21) and the opening of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 18.