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Galina Salnikova

Junior Officer for Coordination and Youth Engagement at the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Vietnam

Galina Salnikova is a Junior Officer for Coordination and Youth Engagement at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Vietnam. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) in Vienna and as a fellow of the CTBTO Research Fellowship 2023 in cooperation with CENESS. Previously, she was a political affairs intern at UNODA Vienna and worked for educational programs at the James Martin Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies (CNS) (Monterey, USA) and PIR Centre (Moscow, Russia).

Galina is an active member of multiple youth networks in non-proliferation, including CTBTO Youth Group, BASIC Emerging Voices Network (EVN). She was a BASIC EVN Youth PrepCom Consultant for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2023, co-authored youth recommendations for the NPT Review Conference 2022, and participated in multiple youth research projects on such issues as strengthening the NPT regime and nuclear weapons and social justice. Galina is also an alumnus of Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security (2019) and CNS Critical Issues Forum 2016.

Galina holds a Master’s degree in Non-Proliferation and Terrorism Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a Master’s degree in Global Security, Nuclear Policy, and WMD Non-Proliferation from MGIMO University (Moscow) with a thesis on Russia within the NPT review process. Her research interests include nuclear non-proliferation policy, deterrence theories, arms control and strategic stability.