How can states verify baseline declarations of nuclear warheads and materials? How can advancements in big data and information analysis technologies support future transparency and verification activities? How can the international community develop the necessary expertise for more states to participate in verification arrangements?
NTI experts will tackle these difficult verification questions and others at a briefing on the sidelines of the UN First Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at 10AM in the General Assembly Hall.
The briefing, hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Delegation to UNGA First Committee, centers around NTI's new four-report series, Innovating Verification: New Tools and New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks.
The State Department's Frank Rose will provide opening remarks.
Previewing the event, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said, "There is no way to skip to the end and forgo the hard work of preparing for the technical and political disarmament challenges that lie ahead...As a start, I recommend reviewing the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s recent research on future verification mechanisms, and encourage everyone to attend our October 14 side event on the topic."
The briefing is open to officials and NGO representatives attending the First Committee meeting at UN headquarters in New York.