RSSConference on Disarmament

Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Conference on Disarmament Opening Plenary

We are coming off the heels of another challenging year in the CD, but the United States continues to have faith in this distinguished forum. In the past, when the CD has been able to negotiate on substance, it has made great progress in the fields of arms control and disarmament, resulting in […]

U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable – Photo Gallery

U.S. and Norway Co-host IPNDV Roundtable

IPNDV brings together both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapons states under a cooperative framework to find solutions to the challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament.

Second Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)

Experts from twenty-five countries, both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states gathered in Oslo, Norway from November 16-18, 2015 to launch the work of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification.

RSSBiological Weapons Convention (BWC)

Ambassador Robert Wood Addresses Biological Weapons Convention Opening Plenary

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International cooperation is an important element of the BWC. We know there are disagreements about how to advance the goals of Article X of the Convention; but we should not allow those disagreements to prevent us from agreeing where we can and identifying specific steps we can take.

VIDEO: Ambassador Wood: Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention

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The 2015 Meeting of States Parties (MSP) to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) will be held at the United Nations Office in Geneva from 14 to 18 December 2015.   In this interview, Ambassador Robert Wood, U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Issues, discusses efforts to drive effective action toward further implementation of […]

U.S. Statement at the Meeting of Experts to the BWC

The United States continues to welcome the opportunity these meetings present for a substantive dialogue on ways we can strengthen the Convention and its implementation.

Other International Security Issues

Secretary Kerry: Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary of the New START Treaty

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the New START Treaty, a landmark arms control agreement that has put both the United States and Russia on track to reduce our nuclear stockpiles to their lowest levels since the era of Eisenhower and Khrushchev.

Video with A/S Frank Rose: International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

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Assistant Secretary Rose gave this interview following a roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. and Norwegian Missions in Geneva on 23 November 2015.

Remarks by Frank A. Rose on IPNDV Following the Second Plenary

The U.S. and Norwegian Missions in Geneva on 23 November 2015 hosted a roundtable with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Frank Rose and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Norway in Geneva Minister Kjersti Sommerset to discuss the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV)—a new initiative to enhance security and stability in an effort to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons. 
Mr. Rose provided further details about the Partnership, which brings together both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear weapons states under a cooperative framework to find solutions to the challenges involved in the verification of nuclear disarmament, and discussed how it can help strengthen the existing work towards nuclear disarmament verification. Ms. Sommerset provided comments on the second plenary meeting of the IPNDV, held in Oslo, Norway from 16 to 18 November.

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The IPNDV provides a forum for countries that are serious about making tangible progress on disarmament to work together toward that common goal.