Scientific Advisory Group: Informal Intersessional Work

The First Meeting of States Parties decided to create a Scientific Advisory Group composed of 15 members, taking into account the need for a comprehensive spread of relevant fields of scientific and technological expertise, gender balance and equitable geographical distribution. It was mandated to report to the second Meeting of States Parties on the status and developments regarding nuclear weapons, nuclear weapon risks, the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament and related issues, as well as to identify and engage scientific and technical institutions in States parties and more broadly to establish a network of experts to support the goals of the Treaty. The SAG was established in February 2023.

The Scientific Advisory Group presented two reports at the Second Meeting of States Parties: one on their activities and one  on the current status of nuclear weapons risks and humanitarian impacts. This report provided an overview of existing and new research on these topics and provided suggestions for further research. Other working groups requested information from the Scientific Advisory Group at the Second Meeting of States Parties.


  • Kouamé Rémi Adjoumani 
  • Bashillah Bt. Baharuddin 
  • Erlan Batyrbekov 
  • André Johann Buys 
  • Jans Fromow-Guerra 
  • Ivana Nikolic Hughes 
  • Bwarenaba Kautu
  • Moritz Kütt 
  • Patricia Lewis - Co-Chair
  • Zia Mian - Co-Chair
  • Sébastien Philippe 
  • Gerardo Suárez Reynoso 
  • Petra Seibert 
  • Noël Francis Stott 
  • A K M Raushan Kabir Zoardar 


6 November 2023

9 October 2023

4 September 2023

4 August 2023

3 July 2023

5 June 2023

1 May 2023

3 April 2023

1 March 2023


For resources about the Scientific Advisory Group, click here.