VB27: Defining a Group of Scientific Experts for Disarmament Verification

Effective nuclear disarmament verification is an essential precondition for achieving ‘a world without nuclear weapons’. Without verification and the two fundamental principles of transparency and irreversibility, nuclear disarmament activities may not credibly provide the trust and confidence needed by all states in a world where all weapons have been abolished.

This point has repeatedly been emphasised in many international forums including recently in Resolution 71/67 adopted on 14 December 2016 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The resolution, with 175 states voting in favour and none against, mandates the UN Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts (GGE) to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament.

Today VERTIC releases a paper reporting on two workshops discussing the concept of a Group of Scientific Experts on Nuclear Disarmament. The project will continue later in 2017. It intends to formulate a recommendation to the GGE.

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Last changed: May 08 2017 at 3:40 PM

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