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Left: Students and teachers create a tapestry with the Peace Sawdust Carpet Project. UN Photo/Cia Pak - Right: The Hiroshima explosion recorded at 8.15 a.m. 6 August 1945 on the remains of a wrist watch. UN Photo/Yuichiro Sasaki

Officers

H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen

President-Designate of the Conference

H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen
Current Position — President-designate of the 2020 Review Conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
Rank — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

 

Professional Background

Deputy Foreign Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina (2019).

Undersecretary for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina (2016-2018).

Director of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina (2014-2016).

Director and Executive Secretary of the National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention (ANCAQ) (2010-2014).

Permanent Representative of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the United Nations in New York (2001-2009).

Member of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Ministry of Argentina, Buenos Aires (1999-2001).

Chief of Staff of the Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission for the Disarmament of Iraq (UNSCOM). New York (1995-1999).

Argentina's Alternate Representative to IAEA in Vienna (1991-1995).

He served in the Department for Nuclear Disarmament Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina (1989-1991).

University Studies

Graduate of the National Foreign Service Institute of Argentine Republic (Buenos Aires, 1989). Degree in International Relations. National University of Rosario (1984).

Academic Activities

Associate Professor of Public International Law, UBA 1988-1990. Professor of Argentine Foreign Policy, UCA, 1989-1990.

Distinctions

During his career in the diplomatic service, Amb. Zlauvinen has served as Delegate of Argentina to a number of disarmament, nuclear energy and arms control conferences and meetings, including, the IAEA Board of Governors and General Conference; the United Nations General Assembly's First Committee; the NPT review process; the Conference on the adoption of the Nuclear Safety Convention; and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of the Outer Space.

From 1993 to 1996, he was Rapporteur of the Standing Committee on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage.

From 2005 to 2009 he was the Chairman of the Working Group on Preventing and Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction Attacks of the United Nations Counterterrorism Implementation Task Force (New York).

He coordinated the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) to the IAEA in Vienna on several occasions (1993-1995).

He was the Director of International Affairs of the National Commission for Space Research – CNIE (1989-1991).

Other

He was guest speaker at the Committee on Hemispheric Security of the Organization of American States (OAS); the Department for Disarmament Affairs of the UN; Tufts University (Boston); at the United States Military Academy (West Point), the International Bar Association; and the Carnegie Foundation, among others.

He was born in 1960. He is married and has two children.

Vice-Presidents

Eastern European Group

Decision will be taken during the Opening Session of the Tenth NPT Review Conference in accordance with the Provisional Agenda as listed in NPT/CONF.2020/1 (Annex IV, p.43).

Non-Aligned Movement

Decision will be taken during the Opening Session of the Tenth NPT Review Conference in accordance with the Provisional Agenda as listed in NPT/CONF.2020/1 (Annex IV, p.43).

Western and Other Group

Decision will be taken during the Opening Session of the Tenth NPT Review Conference in accordance with the Provisional Agenda as listed in NPT/CONF.2020/1 (Annex IV, p.43).