Members of NTI’s team joined more than 100 experts from 24 countries and the European Union in London in early December 2018 for the sixth plenary meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear DisarmamentVerification (IPNDV). This meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence.
On the first day of the meeting, participants were welcomed at the Royal Air Force Honington base for a site visit and tour of the facilities. The trip to this former nuclear weapons base helped to familiarize participants with realistic examples of nuclear weapons storage sites, a facility type that many would never have had the opportunity to visit. The tour was followed by three days of discussions within the Partnership’s three technical working groups. Partners focused on refining plans for outputs and practical activities to close out the Partnership’s second multi-year phase in 2019, including dismantlement exercises and technology demonstrations.
NTI Vice President Corey Hinderstein gave remarks at the plenary’s opening session, along with David Chambers and Sarah Price from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Nicole Kett from the UK Ministry of Defence, and Johnny Neil Couch from the U.S. Department of State.
Learn more about the IPNDV and NTI’s involvement in the Partnership at www.ipndv.org