"I do not think there are any perfect people. I do not think there is any perfect world. But I think we all could have a lot of fun and happiness if we learn to share power, resources and responsibilities. In this imperfect world, I am part of an outgoing generation that has not done enough to make the world safe and secure. As we hand over to the next generations of activists, deciders, practitioners and scholars, I hope I can be of use as they tackle the mess we've left, particularly, climate and environmental destruction, nuclear weapons, poverty and pandemics like Covid. So, the world I want is not perfect, but it must always be filled with hope, love, courage and respect,"  Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy.


«Nuclear disarmament and establishment of Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East are two main challenging areas that can potentially damage the whole nuclear nonproliferation regime architecture – or strengthen it, if dealt with properly and in a timely manner», – PIR Center's presentation “From Words to Actions: Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament from 2010 to 2015 and beyond”.


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Name: Johnson, Rebecca
City: London, UK
Affiliation: Founding Director, Acronym Institute
Biography :

PhD.  With a background in physics, an MA in Far Eastern studies and a PhD in international relations, she has monitored treaty developments, including the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) from 1994 to the present. With a varied background that has included grassroots activism, campaign organising and consultancy work for the United Nations, the European Union and other government bodies, she was senior advisor for the International WMD (Blix) Commission 2004-06 and is currently Vice Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). She also serves as a special advisor to various international organisations.The United Nations in May 2009 published her book on civil society and government strategies to achieve the CTBT, titled Unfinished Business. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 1994.