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18th Annual NATO Conference on Arms Control, Disarmament and Weapons of Mass Destruction

The United States and NATO are co-hosting the 18th Annual NATO Conference on Arms Control, Disarmament, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Non-Proliferation, April 17-20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will deliver remarks at the opening session of the conference on April 18 and participate in a Q&A session with in-person attendees.

Only the opening session will be live-streamed on the U.S. Department of State website and on YouTube. The conference will be chaired by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins and is closed to the public.

The conference will also be preceded by a high-level civil society public event in partnership with Howard University’s Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center to discuss the evolving challenges in arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and other areas of global security, as well as ideas on how to build a safer, more secure world. Register here to view the live stream.

Since 2004, the Annual NATO Arms Control, Disarmament, and WMD Non-Proliferation Conference has been organized by NATO with an Ally as a co-host to provide an opportunity for informal discussions on WMD threats by senior national officials. The 18th Annual Conference is hosted for the first time in North America and will include approximately 175 participants from over 50 NATO Allies, Invitee, Partners, and International Organizations. Please contact for further information.


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