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The Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: How it was Achieved and Why it Matters

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Ambassador Alexander Kmentt

Alexander Kmentt is the Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Department of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. The present book is the result of a sabbatical from the Austrian Foreign Ministry and Senior Research Fellowship at King’s College London in 2019-20

In his diplomatic career, Ambassador Alexander Kmentt has worked extensively on disarmament and non-proliferation issues, including as Deputy Permanent Representative of Austria to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and as Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary in the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organisation and from 2011-16 as Director of the Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs; a position which he resumed in 2021. From 2016-19, Kmentt served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the EU.

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