Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons


H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen

Current Position: President-designate of the 2020 Review Conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).

Rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Professional Background:
Deputy Foreign Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina (2019).

Undersecretary for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina

Director of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of
Argentina (2014-2016).

Director and Executive Secretary of the National Authority for the Chemical Weapons
Convention (ANCAQ) (2010-2014).

Permanent Representative of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) to the United Nations in New York (2001-2009).

Member of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Ministry of
Argentina, Buenos Aires (1999-2001).

Chief of Staff of the Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission for the
Disarmament of Iraq (UNSCOM). New York (1995-1999).

Argentina's Alternate Representative to IAEA in Vienna (1991-1995).

He served in the Department for Nuclear Disarmament Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Worship of Argentina (1989-1991).

During his career in the diplomatic service, Amb. Zlauvinen has served as Delegate of
Argentina to a number of disarmament, nuclear energy and arms control conferences and
meetings, including, the IAEA Board of Governors and General Conference; the United Nations
General Assembly's First Committee; the NPT review process; the Conference on the adoption
of the Nuclear Safety Convention; and the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of the Outer Space

From 1993 to 1996, he was Rapporteur of the Standing Committee on Civil Liability for Nuclear

From 2005 to 2009 he was the Chairman of the Working Group on Preventing and Responding
to Weapons of Mass Destruction Attacks of the United Nations Counterterrorism Implementation
Task Force (New York).

He coordinated the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) to the IAEA in Vienna
on several occasions (1993-1995).

He was the Director of International Affairs of the National Commission for Space Research –
CNIE (1989-1991).

University Studies:
Graduate of the National Foreign Service Institute of Argentine Republic (Buenos Aires, 1989).
Degree in International Relations. National University of Rosario (1984).

Academic activities:
Associate Professor of Public International Law, UBA 1988-1990.
Professor of Argentine Foreign Policy, UCA, 1989-1990.

He was guest speaker at the Committee on Hemispheric Security of the Organization of
American States (OAS); the Department for Disarmament Affairs of the UN; Tufts University
(Boston); at the United States Military Academy (West Point), the International Bar Association;
and the Carnegie Foundation, among others.

He was born in 1960.
He is married and has two children.