Achieving Irreversibility in Nuclear Disarmament

Prepared By:
Working Group 1



Irreversibility, verification, and transparency are closely inter-linked. Through transparency measures and credible verification, assurances can be obtained that weapons are irreversibly destroyed according to treaty obligations. The three core concepts are fundamental in fostering the necessary confidence for achieving and maintaining a world without nuclear weapons. This background paper, prepared by Working Group 1, explores the evolution of irreversibility and different approaches for achieving it in nuclear disarmament.

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