The Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC) Bureau’s Office of Multilateral and Nuclear Affairs (MNA), headed by Jeffrey L. Eberhardt, leads efforts to promote the vision of a safe, secure world without nuclear weapons through the development, negotiation, and implementation of policies relating to bilateral and multinational nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements and commitments. In particular, MNA coordinates U.S. policy on arms control, verification, and compliance issues and provides direct policy guidance and support to the U.S. Delegations to multilateral organizations established to negotiate such agreements and commitments, such as the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the UN General Assembly (UNFC) in New York, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom) in Vienna, and the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC). It also leads bilateral and multilateral consultations on matters within the purview of these bodies, including with the European Union’s Committee on Disarmament in the UN (CODUN), and other regional organizations.
The MNA Office interacts with experts from relevant USG agencies, including the Intelligence Community, the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, to achieve its mission in the following areas: