A Verified End of Fissile Material Production on the Korean Peninsula

16 September 2020
A Verified End of Fissile Material Production on the Korean Peninsula

Progress toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula critically depends on finding a way to constrain and roll back the nuclear program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. UNIDIR presents a research report that outlines an arrangement for a verified freeze of fissile material production on the Korean Peninsula. This arrangement would allow to begin a verification program that would not require a comprehensive declaration of all DPRK’s nuclear activities or access to its fissile materials in military use. It would, however, make it possible to verify the end of production and provide a path to expanding verification to all materials and activities and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.

The report will be presented by the author:

  • Pavel Podvig – Senior Researcher in the WMDOSW Programme, UNIDIR

The presentation will be followed by a conversation with discussants:

  • Cristina Varriale – Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

  • JUN Bong-Geun – Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS), Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA)

The event will conclude with a Q&A session.


16 September 2020 at 10h00-11h00 (Geneva time), Online


UNIDIR encourages the participation of representatives and experts specialized or interested in issues of disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and regional security.

Q&As from the event:

Please find the Q&As here.