Verification Research, Training and Information Centre

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VERTIC (Verification Research, Training and Information Centre) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1986 to promote effective verification of international agreements. VERTIC is primarily concerned with arms control and disarmament, peace and environmental agreements. VERTIC has an international outlook, and is based in London.

VERTIC's activities cover a wide range from negotiation of verification provisions, monitoring and verification, enforcement, and confidence-building measures. VERTIC has been funded by both private foundations and organisations, and various governments including Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.

From 2007 to 2010 VERTIC participated in joint research with UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment and several Norwegian organisations to determine if verification of nuclear warhead dismantlement could be accomplished without access to secret weapons design information, which would help in any future worldwide nuclear disarmament.[1] This was the first time a nuclear weapons state and a non-nuclear weapons state collaborated on such a detailed project, and led to a Working Paper being submitted to the 2010 NPT Review Conference.[2]

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  1. ^ John Hutton (6 October 2008). "Written Answers: Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty". Hansard. UK Parliament. 6 Oct 2008 : Column 260W. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. ^ Shatabhisha Shetty (23 April 2015). "The UK and the NPT Review Conference: Beyond the Status Quo?". European Leadership Network. Retrieved 18 August 2015.

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