In this quarter, VERTIC received £54,500 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for the project ‘Combating the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radiological material: defining an action plan’. The FCO also provides on-going support for VERTIC’s project on ‘Legislative Assistance to Ensure Non-Proliferation of NBC Weapons’.
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs awarded VERTIC a grant of £29,242 for a project to study the concept of irreversibility in nuclear disarmament. VERTIC is grateful to all our funders for their support.
The VERTIC website has recently undergone a comprehensive makeover to give it greater user-friendliness and bring it up-to-date with the latest online tools. A new logo to celebrate VERTIC’s 25th anniversary has also been developed and incorporated into the design of the new website.
In November 2010, Sonia Drobysz joined the Arms Control & Disarmament Programme as a volunteer. Sonia, who is based in Paris, previously assisted with the VERTIC dismantlement report and was a valued member of the VERTIC delegation to both the IAEA General Conference last September and the Agency’s Safeguards Symposium in November. Agata Slota and Ramee Mossa are currently providing assistance to VERTIC through our internship programme.