Building a Path Forward: Update on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

New York, NY

The Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) will host a Side Event on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Conference Room 4 (CB)
United Nations – New York, USA

With remarks from:

Frank Rose
Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, U.S. Department of State

Andrew Bieniawski
Vice President for Material Security and Minimization, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Jorn Osmundsen
Senior Adviser for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Henk Cor van der Kwast
Ambassador-at-Large, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament

Ian McConville
Deputy Permanent Representative, Australian Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament

Annika Thunborg
Director and Deputy Head of the Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Sweden

Toshio Sano
Ambassador-at-Large, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament, Japan

Since the inaugural meeting in March 2015, the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) has developed a program of work and established working groups on Monitoring and Verification Objectives, On-Site Inspections, and Technical Challenges and Solutions. As the Partnership prepares to reconvene next month in Oslo, Norway, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose and representatives from Norway, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, Japan and the Nuclear Threat Initiative will discuss the goals and activities of the International Partnership and how it can further key disarmament objectives. The panel discussion will be followed by a short question and answer session.

The International Partnership is intended to build capacity among states with and without nuclear weapons, and to develop technical solutions for future monitoring and verification challenges across the nuclear weapons lifecycle. The Partnership is working to strengthen trust and cooperation in areas of mutual interest and help create a common understanding of the challenges and constraints imposed on monitoring and verification activities in sensitive environments. To learn more, visit the IPNDV Project Page.

This event is open to officials and NGO representatives attending the UN First Committee. Lunch will be provided. 

Speakers
Andrew Bieniawski
Andrew Bieniawski

Vice President, Material Security and Minimization