Scott A. Roecker
Vice President, Nuclear Materials Security
There are critical gaps and technical challenges associated with monitoring and verifying nuclear disarmament that need to be addressed and overcome.
Engage a diverse group of countries with and without nuclear weapons and experts with policy and technical backgrounds to develop innovative monitoring and verification solutions.
An ongoing public-private initiative, led by NTI and the U.S. Department of State and involving 25+ countries, developing potential procedures and technologies to address the challenges of nuclear disarmament verification.
Every day, verification measures are implemented around the world in accordance with commitments related to nuclear and chemical weapons, nuclear material, and other military activities. Inspectors use an extensive toolkit of instruments, techniques, and processes to verify a country’s compliance with a range of bilateral and multilateral agreements. Such verification systems and methods are crucial to building confidence and enhancing stability. While these systems and methods meet today’s needs, gaps remain for future disarmament verification efforts. The development and application of new concepts and technologies is essential to address the complex challenges involved in nuclear disarmament verification.
To this end, in December 2014, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller announced that the U.S. Department of State would lead the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) with NTI. The founding of the IPNDV reflected the key recommendation from NTI’s report series, Innovating Verification: New Tools & New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risk, that countries should come together to begin an international process to assess verification gaps, develop collaborative technical work streams, and contribute to overall global nuclear threat reduction.
The IPNDV, now in its third phase of work, is assessing verification issues across the nuclear weapons lifecycle and developing conceptual and technical understandings of what might be required for future multilateral verification of nuclear disarmament. In doing so, the Partnership is building and diversifying international capacity and expertise on nuclear disarmament monitoring and verification. The IPNDV facilitates knowledge exchanges and collaboration among its 25+ Partner countries so that more countries can understand the significant technical and process challenges of disarmament and build expertise to help overcome those challenges.
The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) convened its most recent working meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico from April 24-28, 2023, hosted by Sandia National Laboratories.
The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) held its annual plenary meeting in person from December 5-9, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. This meeting of the IPNDV was generously hosted by the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO).
Diplomats and experts who met in New York last month to review implementation of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) had an opportunity to learn more about a groundbreaking partnership working to pave the way for future progress on the reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons.
Experts from NTI’s Nuclear Materials Security program joined more than 50 participants from 19 countries at Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium from June 27-29, 2022, to support the International Partnership for Disarmament Verification’s (IPNDV) first in-person meeting in more than two years.
The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) brought together more than 50 representatives from 11 partner countries for a virtual IPNDV 2021 End-of-Year event marking the mid-point of the partnership’s third phase of work.
New Interactive Graphic Illustrates A Verifiable Path to Nuclear Weapon Dismantlement
New Products Highlight Ongoing Commitment and Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament Verification
New Report Summarizes “Paper to Practice” Outcomes in Nuclear Disarmament Verification
NTI's Andrew Newman joined experts at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre to begin a 10-day international technology demonstration by the IPNDV.
NTI Experts Participate in a Joint Working Group meeting of the Internaitonal Partnershup for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)
The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification was recognized by partners and non-partner countries in statements and reports.
NTI Senior Director Andrew Newman chaired a side event at the NPT Preparatory Committee Meeting to discuss the practical activities of the IPNDV.
NTI staff joined experts and the European Union in Helsinki for a Joint Working Group Meeting to prepare for a series of practical activities planned for 2019.
Members of NTI’s team joined more than 100 experts from 24 countries and the EU in London in early December 2018 for the sixth plenary meeting of IPNDV.
NTI's Corey Hinderstein describes the NTI-U.S. State Department public-private partnership on nuclear arms reduction verification.
NTI Senior Director Andrew Newman participated in a panel event about the IPNDV at the 2018 NPT PrepCom.
Jeffrey Lewis describes the evolution and scope of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs in a new article that includes a 3D virtual museum.
The IPNDV held its first joint working group meeting of Phase II in Stockholm, Sweden on March 26 – 28, 2018.
NTI Vice President Andrew Bieniawski is among the experts slated to speak at an international meeting on multilateral nuclear disarmament verification.
Countries participating in the IPNDV have concluded that although challenges remain, multilaterally monitored nuclear warhead dismantlement should be possible.
The meeting will focus on the Partnership’s effort to build international capacity for, and understanding of, nuclear disarmament verification.
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has produced a new 3D facility video, highlighting developments at the Imam Khomeini Space Launch Center.
Friday's discussion will highlight the work completed during the IPNDV's first phase, which focused on verifying the dismantlement of a nuclear weapon.
The Hon. Andrew Leslie underscored the positive contribution of the IPNDV to help address "doubts and mistrust" that have stalled previous disarmament efforts.
NTI senior program officer, Martin Rioux-LeFebvre, delivered a keynote address on the IPNDV to the 39th annual meeting of ESARDA in Dusseldorf, Germany.
NTI and partner countries are gathered in Abu Dhabi this week for the fourth Plenary meeting of the International Partnership on Nuclear Disarmament Verification.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
NTI and the U.S. Department of State are hosting a side event at the United Nations First Committee on the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).
Twenty-five countries gathered for the third International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) plenary, a partnership between the State Department and NTI to advance capacity around nuclear verification.
After a successful second plenary of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification, working groups met in Geneva to continue their work.
WASHINGTON, DC—Linus Åkesson has been named the winner of the 2015 Underhanded C Contest.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende welcomed attendees from 25 countries to the meeting in Oslo, Norway, where the International Partnership launched three expert working groups and defined a plan of work for the first, two-year phase of the project.
New York, NY
NTI President Joan Rohlfing will participate in a teleconference on Iran agreement and what it means for verification and monitoring.
Trusteeship, UN Headquarters
NTI Vice Chairman Des Browne addressed the inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., of a new U.S. State Department-NTI International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament.
Representatives from more than 25 countries are gathering today and tomorrow for the first meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification, convened by the U.S. Department of State with NTI.
The U.S. State Department today announced a partnership with NTI to launch a U.S.-led International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.
Sam Nunn commends the NNSA's Global Threat Reduction Initiative, the Republic of Serbia, the Russian Federation, the IAEA and others on removal of all HEU from Serbia.
Former Senator Sam Nunn Co-Chairman of NTI “The Mountaintop: A World Free of Nuclear Weapons” International Conference on Nuclear Disarmament Oslo, Norway