2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

27 April - 22 May 2020


Opening Session of the 2015 NPT Review Conference, UN Photo/Loey Felipe

"I repeat my call on all State Parties to work together for a successful 2020 Review of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons."

UN Secretary-General's António Guterres' Message on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons,
26 September 2019

The 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will be held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May 2020.

The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote co-operation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. The NPT represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States.

Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. Since its entry into force, the NPT has been the cornerstone of global nuclear non-proliferation regime. 191 States parties have joined the Treaty, including the five nuclear-weapon States, making the NPT the most widely adhered to multilateral disarmament agreement.

The Treaty, particularly article VIII, paragraph 3, envisages a review of the operation of the Treaty every five years, a provision which was reaffirmed by the States parties at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference and the 2000 NPT Review Conference.


Links to Important Documents

Information for States parties, observer States and intergovernmental organizationsNPT/CONF.2020/INF/1
Information for participation by non-governmental organizationsNPT/CONF.2020/INF/2
Final report of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties
to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
NPT/CONF.2020/1
Election of the President and other officers (Decision by the Preparatory Committee
for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation
of Nuclear Weapons)
NPT/CONF.2020/PC.III/DEC.1
Decision by the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties
to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on the dates and venue
for the 2020 Review Conference
NPT/CONF.2020/PC.II/DEC.3
Information on Background Documentation (Annex VI of the Final report of the Preparatory
Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons)
NPT/CONF.2020/1