International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

The United States, through a public-private partnership with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), established the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) to identify potential tools and technologies that will be needed to support future nuclear disarmament verification efforts.

The IPNDV channels expertise from over 25 states – both with and without nuclear weapons – to address the complex challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament.

Following the inaugural March 2015 plenary in Washington, DC, the Partners began Phase I of the initiative by forming working groups to more closely study verification issues that exist at all stages of the nuclear weapons lifecycle. The IPNDV will continue Phase II of the Partnership’s work by building on the Phase I work with three new working groups focusing on how to verify nuclear weapon declarations, how to verify reductions of nuclear weapons, and verification technologies.

Since the launch of the IPNDV, the Partnership has held five plenary meetings:

  • March 2015 –Washington, DC, United States;
  • November 2015 –Oslo, Norway;
  • June 2016 –Tokyo, Japan;
  • November 2016 –Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and
  • November 2017 –Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Working Group meetings take place between formal plenaries as required where each group develops a set of output documents addressing various elements related to nuclear disarmament verification.

In December 2017, the Partnership launched a new website (www.ipndv.org) that houses the Partnership’s Phase I Summary Report, the Walkthrough Exercise Summary, the Phase II Program of Work, over 35 working group written products, a resource collection on monitoring and verification, and an infographic on nuclear dismantlement verification. This website will work to educate and reach out to the public on the intricacies involved in nuclear disarmament verification.

Fact sheet

12/08/17  The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification: Phase I
12/08/17  The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification: Phase II

OTHER Releases

12/08/17 International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) Fifth Plenary Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/29/17 Opening Remarks at the Buenos Aires Plenary of the IPNDV; Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/27/17 International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) Fifth Plenary Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/06/17 Remarks at the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification Event; Acting Assistant Secretary Anita E. Friedt, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; UN First Committee; New York City
10/06/17 International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) Side Event at United Nations First Committee; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC