International Panel on Fissile Materials
The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), established in 2006, is a group of independent nuclear experts from 16 countries. It aims to advance international initiatives to “secure and to sharply reduce all stocks of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium, the key materials in nuclear weapons, and to limit any further production”.
The Panel is co-chaired by Professor Frank N. von Hippel of Princeton University and Professor R. Rajaraman of Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Other members include: James M. Acton, Li Bin, José Goldemberg, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Patricia Lewis, Abdul Hameed Nayyar, M.V. Ramana, and Mycle Schneider.
The Panel produces an annual Global Fissile Material Report which summarizes new information on fissile material stocks and production worldwide, as well as periodic research reports.