As part of India’s commitment to promote arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation education under the UNGA Resolution 71/57 “United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education” and in line with the focus on ‘Disarmament Education’ in UNSG’s Disarmament Agenda ‘to Secure our World and our Future’, SSIFS, in collaboration with the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, conducts the Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme.
The inaugural Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme was held at Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS) in collaboration with the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division from 14 January to 1 February 2019. The Programme saw participation from 26 countries. It was inaugurated by Foreign Secretary of India, Mr. Vijay Gokhale and United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu. The 2nd edition of the Programme is being held from 13 to 31 January 2020.
The nominee should be below 35 years of age, preferably with experience in dealing with disarmament and international security matters. Government of India bears the cost of economy-class international airfare, full boarding and lodging (in a five-star hotel) and local travel. No per diem is given.