NPT Review Conference: A Worrying COVID-19 Casualty

Cesar Jaramillo Featured, Nuclear Weapons

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), widely considered the bedrock of the global nuclear disarmament regime, has not been immune to COVID-19. The latest in a series of Review Conferences (RevCon) of NPT states parties, which are held every five years, was to have taken place this past May at UN Headquarters in New York, but was postponed.

Disarmament: Old Challenges, New Opportunities

Ploughshares News, Nuclear Weapons

By Angela Kane, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Event Hosted by Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa and Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention Ottawa, Canada 4 December 2013 I am very grateful to the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies for hosting this event, in partnership with Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention.  …

A Step in the Right Direction: The Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Sarah Estabrooks and Robin Collins The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2005 Volume 26 Issue 3 The insecurity of Russia’s arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse has become a cause for international concern, particularly since 9/11. There are stories of nuclear-powered submarines rusting in northern ports, weapons storage facilities secured with decrepit wooden fences …

Statement to the First Committee of the 58th Session of the General Assembly of the UN

Tasneem Jamal

Author Paul Meyer The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2003 Volume 24 Issue 4 Paul Meyer is the Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament. This speech was given on 8 October 2003. As the General Assembly forum entrusted with consideration of security and disarmament issues, this Committee must acknowledge that the world is as full of challenges to the non-proliferation and disarmament order as it …