At a discussion hosted in Geneva, Switzerland on March 23, 2018, the European Union (EU) highlighted the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) as an important cooperative effort in the pursuit of nuclear disarmament.
The statement on multilateral nuclear disarmament verification initiatives cited the “excellent results” of the Partnership’s first phase and noted that the EU, together with some of its Member States, will continue to participate in and support the IPNDV’s verification work. It also noted the necessity of coordination and collaboration between the newly-established Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and the Partnership.
Below is an excerpt from the statement. Read a full transcript of the remarks here.
“The EU also supports broader partnerships and cooperative verification arrangements, such as the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV). We agree that the IPNDV has obtained some excellent results since its inauguration in 2015. The EU, together with some of its Member States, will continue to actively participate in and support the work of the IPNDV with the aim to explore further verification technologies, demonstrations and practical exercises. The EU considers it important that the IPNDV and the GGE should seek to complement each other’s work.”