On October 4, 2014, PIR Center’s Nonproliferation Awards Ceremony took place. The globes of PIR Center are traditionally awarded to the Russian and foreign statesmen and community leaders, scholars, experts, journalists and philanthropists, that have significantly contributed to the strengthening of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, addressing particular nonproliferation challenges, developing education and research activities in the nonproliferation realm.
In 2014, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) received the award in the nomination “For Educating the New Generation in the Area of Nonproliferation”. Centre counts with 3600 alumni, including military officers, government officials and international civil servants, with a global outreach to 135 nations.
Presenting the winner, Second Secretary of the General Secretariat of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Timur Kyrabaev noted «for me, as a graduate of Geneva Centre for Security Policy, it is a big honor to present this award – PIR Center’s globe – in nomination “For Educating the New Generation in the Area of Nonproliferation” to the representatives of the Centre. GCSP is an international foundation, which, in 1995 was established by the canton of Geneva and eleven states from across the world, including the Russian Federation. Today forty-five states participate. I am convinced that this high evaluation of GCSP activity demonstrates the demand for such approaches to the security issues».
Christian Bühlmann, Head of GCSP Regional Programme, received the award on behalf of the organization. In his speech Mr. Bühlmann said “Geneva Centre for Security Policy feels extremely delighted for this award: Firstly, because the globe recognizes the GCSP training competence. Secondly, because it is also a compelling sign of a long and constructive relationship between the two institutions. Finally, it is a sign of friendship”.
The full list of PIR Center's Awards since 2004 is available at our website.