Véronique Christory is the Senior Arms Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Delegation to the United Nations.
Since 1997, she has promoted and developed laws regulating the use of weapons, including conventional and nuclear weapons as well as new technologies, e.g. autonomous weapons systems (AWS) and cyberwarfare. She also partook in a de-mining course in Cambodia.
She participated in all the negotiations related to the weapons issues at the UN in the last two decades, notably the Arms Trade Treaty (2013), all the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conferences since 2000 (NPT) as well the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW in 2017). The historic importance of the Treaty has been highlighted by the International Campaign to Abolish nuclear weapons (ICAN)’s 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. She is currently part of the negotiations at the UN to develop regulations for the cyberspace.
Véronique holds a Master’s in International Relations and a Master’s in Russian and Slavic and Eastern European Studies from the National Institute of Oriental Civilizations and Languages (INALCO) in Paris. She is currently serving as a Trustee on the Board of the Lycée Français de New York as well as an Ambassador on the Advisory Council of the Albright Institute, Wellesley College. She is the proud mother of four children.