International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)
The IPNDV brings together more than 30 states with and without nuclear weapons under a cooperative framework to promote further understanding of the complex challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament and to identify potential solutions to overcome those challenges.
The IPNDV is an important tool the international community can use to help achieve the NPT’s disarmament vision demonstrating that collaboration between states with and without nuclear weapons can lead to real, tangible progress in the field of nuclear disarmament verification.
During its initial two-year phase, the Partners developed a better understanding of the complex challenges of multilateral monitoring of nuclear weapon dismantlement. In its second phase, the Partnership broadened its scope of work to look at similar challenges and potential solutions across the nuclear weapons lifecycle. In addition, the Partnership engaged in a series of exercises and technical demonstrations moving from paper to practice.
Since the launch of the IPNDV, the Partnership has held seven joint working group meetings and seven plenary meetings:
- March 2015 Plenary Meeting – Washington, DC, United States;
- November 2015 Plenary Meeting – Oslo, Norway;
- February 2016 Joint Working Group Meeting – Geneva, Switzerland;
- June 2016 Plenary Meeting –Tokyo, Japan;
- November 2016 Plenary Meeting – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates;
- March 2017 Joint Working Group Meeting – Berlin, Germany;
- June 2017 Joint Working Group Meeting – Geneva, Switzerland;
- November 2017 Plenary Meeting –Buenos Aires, Argentina;
- March 2018 Joint Working Group Meeting – Stockholm, Sweden;
- July 2018 Joint Working Group Meeting – Seoul, Republic of Korea;
- December 2018 Plenary Meeting – London, United Kingdom;
- March 2019 Joint Working Group Meeting – Helsinki, Finland;
- June 2019 Joint Working Group Meeting – Utrecht, the Netherlands; and
- December 2019 Plenary Meeting – Ottawa, Canada
The Partnership maintains a website ( ) that houses more than 50 reports and papers produced by the Partnership, a resource collection on monitoring and verification, and an infographic on nuclear dismantlement verification.