Event Details

December 4-7, 2018



David Chambers
United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Sarah Price
United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Nicole Kett
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Johnny Neil Couch
U.S. Department of State

Corey Hinderstein
Nuclear Threat Initiative


More than 100 experts from 24 countries and the European Union met in London in early December 2018 for the sixth plenary meeting of the 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.

Opening remarks and a meeting summary can be downloaded below. Photos from the meeting can also be found at the bottom of this page.