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A Verified End of Fissile Material Production on the Korean Peninsula


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.


Please register here

Please note that the link to access the webinar will be provided by email only to registered participants one week prior the event. 

The participants will also receive a link to the report that will be published on the UNIDIR web site.




16 September - 16 September 2020