Freeze and Verify: Ending Fissile Material Production on the Korean Peninsula

17 November 2020
Freeze and Verify: Ending Fissile Material Production on the Korean Peninsula

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to this report presentation.

The research report, outlines an arrangement for a verified freeze of fissile material production on the Korean Peninsula. An effectively verified freeze could be a first essential step in constraining the nuclear program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The verification program in the suggested arrangement 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 is available at


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 and a Q&A session:  

  • Catherine Dill – Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS  

  • Toby​ Dalton – Co‑Director, Nuclear Policy Program and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  


17 November, 12pm-1pm Eastern/9am-10am Pacific/18h00-19h00 Geneva, 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.