Disarmament Insight


Monday, 24 October 2016

Nuclear disarmament: Verification: recent survey


UNIDIR recently published a survey on activities, studies and precedents relevant to a consideration of the mechanisms that will in due course be needed to verify the elimination of nuclear weapons and their components.  

Attention was drawn to that paper at a side-event organised by Norway during the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York. UNIDIR’s summary of its contents can be found at in an earlier posting on this site.

New Zealand, the funder of the project which produced the publication, also drew attention to the paper at a side-event on ‘Effective Measures for Nuclear Disarmament’ on 17 October 2016. Verification will be among the most crucial measures needed for the effective elimination of nuclear weapons and ultimate maintenance of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Tim Caughley
Resident Senior Fellow