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Side Event on Nuclear Disarmament Verification at UN First Committee

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Andrew Bieniawski

Friday, October 6, 1:15pm-2:30pm 
United Nations, Conference Room 4

Participants
in the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)
will discuss the initiative’s progress and future plans in addressing the
technical challenges involved in verifying nuclear disarmament at a side event
of the United Nations First Committee session. 
Speakers include:

  • Ms. Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance of the U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Andrew Bieniawski, Vice President for Material Security and Minimization, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
  • Ambassador Eva Walder, Sweden
  • Ambassador Matthew Rowland, United
    Kingdom
  • Ambassador Nobushige Takamizawa, Japan
  • Ambassador Martín García
    Moritán, Argentina.

Friday’s
discussion, hosted by the United States, will highlight the work completed during
the IPNDV’s first phase, which focused on verifying the dismantlement of a
nuclear weapon. Speakers will also address the plans for the IPNDV’s second
phase, which will be launched at the Partnership’s fifth Plenary in November
2017 and be hosted by Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship in
Buenos Aires.

The
IPNDV is an ongoing initiative that includes more than 25 countries with
and without nuclear weapons. The Partnership was launched by the U.S. Department of
State in cooperation with NTI. Together, the Partners are identifying
challenges associated with nuclear disarmament verification and developing
potential procedures and technologies to address these challenges.   

Learn
more about the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification here.

Read the U.S. Department of State’s media note here.  

Download Andrew Bieniawski’s presentation at left. 

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