Verification activities have been central to demonstrating commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), with some State Parties currently working on abilities to verify the adherence and maintenance of nuclear disarmament in the future. However, questions remain over what verification mechanisms will be in place under the newly entered-into-force Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). And although the New START agreement between the United States and Russia has recently been extended for five years, verification options for any future arms control agreements continue to require urgent attention.
Our event discussed the role and prospects of verification regimes in future arms control agreements, within the NPT process and under the TPNW.
This event was organised in two parts.
Part 1 consisted of a panel discussion, and was open to all those who registered to attend.
Part 2 followed on from the panel discussion and allowed members of the UK Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) to network by engaging in small, informal, breakout group discussions with the speakers.