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Tariq Rauf

Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Office at the International Atomic Energy Agency

Tariq Rauf was Head of Verification and Security Policy Cooperation at the International Atomic Energy Agency; Alternate Head of the IAEA NPT Delegation 2002-2010; IAEA Liaison and Point-of-Contact for the Trilateral Initiative, the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, the Fissile Material Control Treaty, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Zangger Committee, Committee UNSCR 1540, and the (UN) Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF); and responsible for the IAEA Forum on Experience of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones Relevant for the Middle East.

He has attended all NPT meetings from 1987 to 2019 as an official delegate including as Non-Proliferation Expert with Canada’s NPT Delegation 1987-2000; and Senior Advisor to the 2014 NPT PrepCom Chair and to the Chair of Main Committee I at the 2015 review conference. Personal views are expressed here for purposes of discussion.

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