NTI expert chairs NPT Side Event on IPNDV Practical Work to Further Disarmament Verification

On May 7th NTI Senior Director Andrew Newman chaired a side event at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee Meeting to discuss the practical activities of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).  With the program well into its second multi-year phase, the IPNDV is taking its work from “paper to practice” through hands-on exercises and technology demonstrations.  These activities include an exercise on verification of non-diversion of materials around a simulated nuclear warhead dismantlement called “NuDiVe,” led by Germany and France, and a Belgian-led demonstration assessing technology methods to detect the presence or absence of nuclear material. Both activities will include participants from several of the 25+ IPNDV partner countries.   

This event was hosted by Germany’s Foreign Office. Other speakers included:

  • Ambassador Peter Beerwerth, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Conference on Disarmament
  • Alexandre Quinet, Ministère des armées (France)
  • Irmgard Niemeyer, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)
  • Klaas van der Meer, SCK-CEN Belgian Nuclear Research Centre

May 14, 2019
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NTI Senior Director Andrew Newman chaired a side event at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee Meeting to discuss the practical activities of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.

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Andrew Newman, PhD
Andrew Newman, PhD

Senior Director for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities