Deferred Verification: Verifiable Declarations of Fissile Material Stocks

8 December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Presentation of UNIDIR report "Deferred verification: Verifiable declarations of fissile material stocks".

In this report, UNIDIR describes a verification arrangement that would allow the future Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty to include declarations of existing fissile material stocks that would cover all categories of materials, including materials in nuclear weapons. This arrangement, referred to as “deferred verification,” would allow to make declarations legally-binding and verifiable. Combined with a ban on the production of new materials that would be established by the FMCT this arrangement could support verification of initial declarations of fissile material stocks and the gradual elimination of all weapon-related fissile materials.

Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities. In addition, dedicated project funding was received from the Government of Germany.

Speaker(s): Pavel Podvig, Joseph Rodgers, Jarmo Sareva

This conference is part of the project New Approaches to Transparency and Verification in Nuclear Security and Disarmament