The state of the nuclear disarmament/abolition regime

Cesar Jaramillo Featured, Nuclear Weapons Leave a Comment

The last of three meetings in preparation for the 2020 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), was held April 29-May 10 in New York. The fault lines in the architecture of the whole nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime seem to be growing deeper, more profound.

Statement to the 3rd Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference

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Nearly fifty years after the entry into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the international community remains woefully distant from a credible process that would make even the most optimistic observer believe that the abolition of nuclear weapons is within sight. Read full text.

NPT PrepCom Ends on a Positive, Though Not Triumphant, Note

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 While no major breakthroughs marked the final two-week meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), there was no denying the renewed spirit or the heightened expectations. Alone, they won’t guarantee success in 2010, but they help to set the …

Nuclear Disarmament Imperatives after the NPT PrepCom

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regher Speaking Notes and presentation to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, given on May 31, 2007, on behalf of Project Ploughshares and Veterans Against Nuclear Arms. Speaking Notes Presentation Présentation (Français)   Speaking Notes I am pleased to speak on behalf of both Project Ploughshares and Veterans Against Nuclear Arms. We …

Seventh NPT Review Conference: Canadian NGO Report 1

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Debbie Grisdale and Sarah Estabrooks Canada’s Opening Statement The meeting of governments for the seventh Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) commenced May 2 in New York. But on Sunday May 1, some 40,000 citizens joined in a march to Central Park, calling for abolition of nuclear weapons and no more nuclear excuses …

NPT Reporting Trends: An Analysis of Reporting over Three Preparatory Committees

Tasneem Jamal

Author Sarah Estabrooks The multilateral arms control and disarmament regime is in essence, a set of good-faith agreements between States. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), widely considered the cornerstone of this regime, is one such good faith instrument. The NPT lacks firm timelines for its implementation, a permanent body to monitor developments, and verification measures to …

NPT PrepCom 2003 – Canadian Interventions on Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks Second Prepcom for the 2005 NPT Review Conference Reporting to NGOs on the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference, April 28 – May 9, 2003. Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks from Project Ploughshares attended the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference as members of the official Canadian delegation.  …

NPT PrepCom 2003 – Canadian Interventions on Proliferation Issues

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks Second Prepcom for the 2005 NPT Review Conference Reporting to NGOs on the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference, April 28 – May 9, 2003. Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks from Project Ploughshares attended the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference as members of the official Canadian delegation.  …

NPT PrepCom 2003 – Canadian Interventions on Disarmament Reporting

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks Second Prepcom for the 2005 NPT Review Conference Reporting to NGOs on the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference, April 28 – May 9, 2003. Ernie Regehr and Sarah Estabrooks from Project Ploughshares attended the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference as members of the official Canadian delegation.  …

Report and Assessment of the PrepComm Meeting for the 2005 NPT Review

Tasneem Jamal

Author Douglas Roche The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2002 Volume 23 Issue 2 An exercise in frustration, the first meeting [in April 2002] of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) dashed the hopes raised at the 2000 Review for serious progress on nuclear disarmament. Not only did the Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) step back from their …