The Partnership’s work in verification and monitoring of nuclear disarmament helps lay a foundation for future reductions in nuclear weapons and advances the nuclear disarmament goals under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The inclusive approach of the IPNDV–involving countries with and without nuclear weapons—also helps to build international capacity for monitoring and verifying nuclear disarmament. This is important because despite decades of nuclear verification activities, primarily between the United States and Russia, the global expert base is limited. Effective verification approaches require a diverse set of expertise and perspectives. All countries, both with and without nuclear weapons, need to understand each other’s concerns and determine what level of visibility into a verification process is needed for others to have confidence in the process.