Ambassador Jan Kickert
Permanent Representative to the UN from Austria
The threat of nuclear war has heated up: North Korean weapons testing and belligerence is now followed by US preparations for high stakes talks with North Korea. The U.S. President is contemplating withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement as soon as May 12. Nations around the globe are prioritizing the modernization of their nuclear arsenals. What are the risk in the volatility of the new nuclear age?
Ambassador Jan Kickert is the Permanent Representative of Austria at the United Nations. Prior to his appointment, he served in a number of governmental positions lastly the Director General for Political Affairs of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He recognizes the growing threat of nuclear proliferation and how it would cause a humanitarian crisis.