NTI Supports IPNDV Release of New Analysis and Videos as NPT Marks 50th Anniversary

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Products Highlight Ongoing Commitment and Contributions to Nuclear Disarmament

Today, the International Partnership
for Nuclear Disarmament Verification – a public-private partnership between
NTI, the U.S. Department of State and 25 countries with and without nuclear
weapons – is releasing new analytical and multi-media content outlining its
work in developing and testing procedures and technologies for future nuclear
disarmament verification.  

The release comes as the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), widely considered the cornerstone of the international nuclear
non-proliferation regime and an essential foundation for the pursuit of nuclear
disarmament, marks its 50th anniversary. Today,
April 27th, was scheduled as the start of the treaty’s 2020 Review Conference
and would have seen NPT Parties come together to review progress on nuclear
non-proliferation, disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The Review
Conference was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting today, and throughout this
week, follow NTI’s twitter account (@NTI_WMD)
to see all of the new content that highlights the IPNDV’s important
contributions in support of nuclear disarmament verification. Among those

  • The partners have determined that multilateral
    monitored nuclear disarmament verification—while challenging—is possible.
  • The IPNDV has developed verification processes and furthered
    technical innovation useful to future nuclear disarmament.
  • By including countries with and
    without nuclear weapons, the IPNDV has built trust, diversified a global
    capacity, and developed a common language that has created a dedicated community
    of diplomatic, technical and policy experts on nuclear disarmament
  • The IPNDV website offers an extensive resource base,
    with more than 50 analytical reports and 300 other resources.

In addition to the full summary report
of IPNDV work completed in Phase II, Moving from Paper to Practice in Nuclear
Disarmament Verification
, the new IPNDV content includes:

  • A new
    four-minute “About IPNDV
    video, featuring partners from around the world
  • Eight new analytical reports and
    activity summaries
    from the Partnership’s three technical working
  • Posters
    (PDF format) showcasing work being done on nuclear disarmament
    verification by experts around the world, in and out of IPNDV
  • A statement
    on the work of the IPNDV from Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for
    Nuclear Security of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Administrator
    of the National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Six
    one-minute “Voices
    of IPNDV” videos
    featuring IPNDV participants answering specific
    questions about the Partnership.

Following two, multi-year phases that
have brought together more than 25 countries with and without nuclear weapons,
the IPNDV is entering a third phase which will include further hands-on
activities. These will consist of scenario-based
discussions, practical exercises and technology demonstrations to develop,
test, evaluate and refine verification approaches and concepts as the
Partnership looks toward the 2025 NPT Review Conference.

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