VERTIC is an independent, non-profit making, non-governmental organization. Its mission is to promote effective and efficient verification as a means of ensuring confidence in the implementation of international agreements and intra-national agreements with international involvement.
Verification is understood to mean the use of information to make judgements about the compliance or non-compliance of parties to an agreement. VERTIC’s brief encompasses the negotiation of verification and compliance provisions; the implementation, monitoring and verification of agreements; the operation of compliance, enforcement and review mechanisms; and the establishment of confidence-building measures to enhance the operation of agreements. VERTIC aims to achieve its mission by means of:
This programme deals with the monitoring and verification of international treaties on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear disarmament, nuclear testing, chemical and biological weapons and conventional weaponry, including the performance of the relevant international verification organizations.