On April 27, NTI Senior Director Andrew Newman participated in a panel event about the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) at the 2018 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee Meeting (PrepCom) in Geneva.
This panel event, organized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and the United States Department of State in partnership with NTI, was an important opportunity to highlight and inform the greater nonproliferation community of IPNDV’s Phase I outputs—which included more than 35 publications on it's new website—and Phase II plans. The IPNDV is an ongoing initiative including more than 25 countries with and without nuclear weapons who are working together to address the challenges related to nuclear disarmament verification. The event brought together a cross sectoral group interested in understanding potential solutions to the challenges of future nuclear disarmament verification.
Newman was joined on the panel by representatives of the Partnership’s secretariat and co-chairs, including: Anita Friedt, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; Dr. David Chambers, Senior Principal Research Analyst, FCO, United Kingdom (Co-Chair of Working Group 4); and Dr. Jens Wirstam, Deputy Research Director, Swedish Defense Research Agency (Co-Chair of Working Group 6)
Presentations and remarks from the event can be found on the IPNDV website.