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Irakli Beridze Mr. Irakli Beridze

Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance Programme, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Institute (UNICRI);

 

 

Mr Irakli Beridze is a Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), previously serving as a Programme Coordinator of the UNICRI's CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance Programme.

Immediately prior to his appointment at UNICRI, Mr Beridze, served at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in the Hague, the Netherlands. During his 14 years of service at the OPCW Mr Beridze held various positions and among wide range of issues, was responsible for the development and implementation of the OPCW's policies on its contribution to global anti-terrorism efforts, chemical safety and security, and outreach activities aimed at cooperation with other relevant international organisations. 

During his service at number of international organizations, such as OPCW, United Nations World Food Programme and Tampere Peace Research Institute, he was responsible for various programmes and projects in the area of international security, CBRN, non-proliferation, disarmament, counter-terrorism, security governance and emerging technologies.

He has been a member of various international task forces and working groups, such as United Nations Counter-terrorism Implementation Task Force, and frequently participates in international, regional and sub-regional conferences and meetings related to the issues of international security, CBRN, non-proliferation, disarmament and counter-terrorism. He is also conducting research on a different topics related to international peace and security, and lectures at number of academic institutions.

Mr Beridze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1975 and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Concord University (USA), a law degree in International Law from the University in Georgia, and a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Tampere (Finland).  He speaks Georgian, English, Russian and Dutch. He is married and has two children. 

In 2013 Mr Beridze received a recognition on the occasion of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.