Discussion Paper

 A discussion paper ‘Prospects and Challenges of the 2020 NPT Review Cycle’, prepared by Amb. Grigory Berdennikov, will be circulated ahead of the Conference and discussed during a special session.

Amb. Berdennikov is a nonproliferation regime ‘Grand Slam’ owner. He led the Russian delegation at the NPT Review Conference, at the negotiations on the START II Treaty and the CTBT, and was a Sherpa at the Nuclear Security Summit.

Amb. Berdennikov is a former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, and former Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and to the International Organizations in Vienna.