Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee for the Ninth Review Conference

Overview

30 April – 11 May 2012 in Vienna

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held its first session from 30 April to 11 May 2012 at the Vienna International Centre. This meeting was the first of three sessions that will be held prior to the 2015 Review Conference.

The PrepCom, open to all States parties to the Treaty, addressed substantive and procedural issues related to the Treaty and the upcoming Review Conference in 2015. The Chair of the first session was Ambassador Peter Woolcott of Australia.

The purpose of the PrepCom is to prepare for the Review Conference in terms of assessing the implementation of each article of the NPT and facilitating discussion among States with a view to making recommendations to the Review Conference.

The NPT, which entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995, requires that review conferences be held every five years. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to further the goal of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee for the Ninth Review Conference

Overview

22 April – 03 May 2013 in Geneva

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held its second session from 22 April to 03 May 2013 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. This meeting was the second of three sessions that will be held prior to the 2015 Review Conference.

The second session was chaired by Ambassador Cornel Feruta of Romania.

The purpose of the PrepCom is to prepare for the Review Conference in terms of assessing the implementation of each article of the NPT and facilitating discussion among States with a view to making recommendations to the Review Conference.

The NPT, which entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995, requires that review conferences be held every five years. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to further the goal of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee for the Ninth Review Conference

Overview

28 April – 09 May 2014 in New York

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will hold its third session from 28 April to 09 May 2014 at the United Nations Office in New York. This meeting is the third of three sessions that will be held prior to the 2015 Review Conference.

The Preparatory Committee, at its second session, elected Ambassador Roman-Morey of Peru as chairman of its third session.

The purpose of the PrepCom is to prepare for the Review Conference in terms of assessing the implementation of each article of the NPT and facilitating discussion among States with a view to making recommendations to the Review Conference.

The NPT, which entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995, requires that review conferences be held every five years. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to further the goal of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

4 to 15 May 2009 in New York

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will hold its third session from 4 to 15 May 2009 at UN Headquarters, New York. This meeting is the last of the usual three sessions held prior to the 2010 Review Conference. The Chairman of the third session is Ambassador Boniface G. Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe.

Decision 1 at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference on strengthening the review process for the treaty and its improved version, agreed to at the 2000 Review Conference, clearly stipulate that “at its third and, as appropriate, fourth sessions, the Preparatory Committee taking into account the deliberations and results of its previous sessions, should make every effort to produce a consensus report containing recommendations to the Review Conference”. Furthermore, “the procedural arrangements for the Review Conference should be finalized at the last session of the Preparatory Committee”.

The NPT, which entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995, requires that review conferences be held every five years. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. Its objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

28 April to 9 May 2008 in Geneva

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will hold its second session from 28 April to 9 May 2008 in the Assembly Hall at the United Nations Office in Geneva. This meeting is the second of three sessions that will be held prior to the 2010 Review Conference.

The PrepCom, open to all States parties to the Treaty, will address substantive and procedural issues related to the Treaty and the upcoming Review Conference in 2010. The Chairman of the second session is Ambassador Volodymyr Yel’chenko of Ukraine.

The purpose of the PrepCom is to prepare for the Review Conference in terms of assessing the implementation of each article of the NPT and facilitating discussion among States with a view to making recommendations to the Review Conference.The NPT, which entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995, requires that review conferences be held every five years. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to further the goal of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

30 April - 11 May 2007 in Vienna

The Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will hold its first session from 30 April to 11 May 2007 at the Austria Centre in Vienna. This meeting is the first of three sessions that will be held prior to the 2010 Review Conference.

The PrepCom, open to all States parties to the Treaty, will address substantive and procedural issues related to the Treaty and the upcoming Review Conference in 2010. The Chairman designate of the first session is Ambassador Yukiya Amano of Japan.

The purpose of the PrepCom is to prepare for the Review Conference in terms of assessing the implementation of each article of the NPT and facilitating discussion among States with a view to making recommendations to the Review Conference.

The NPT, which entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995, requires that review conferences be held every five years. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to further the goal of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

26 April – 7 May 2004 in New York

The Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held its third session from 26 April to 7 May 2004 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Chairman of the third session was Ambassador Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat of Indonesia.

Representatives from 123 States parties participated in the work of the third session of the Preparatory Committee.  The open meetings of the session were also attended by representatives from five international and regional intergovernmental organizations:  the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization, the European Commission, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the League of Arab States; and by representatives of 69 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  One meeting of the session was devoted to 13 presentations by NGOs.

Final Report of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish

Press Release: Preparatory Committee for 2005 Review Conference of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York, 26 April  – 7 May

Press Release: Final Preparatory Session for 2005 Review Conference on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Opens at Headquarters

Press Release: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty being used as ‘Cover’ by four States for development of weapons programmes, Preparatory Committee told

Press Release: Nuclear-weapon threat haunts humanity ‘As Intensely As Ever’, Preparatory Committee told, as General Debate concludes

Press Release: Third Session of Preparatory Committee for 2005 Review Conference of Parties to NPT concludes in New York

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

28 April – 9 May 2003 in Geneva

The Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held its second session from 28 April to 9 May 2003 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The Chairman of the second session was Ambassador László Molnár of Hungary.

A total of 106 States parties participated in the work of the second session of the Preparatory Committee.

The open meetings of the session were also attended by representatives of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, the European Commission, the League of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and by representatives of 37 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). One meeting of the session was devoted to 11 presentations by NGOs.

Report of the Preparatory Committee on its second session

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/50

Press releases

Press Release: Preparatory Committee for Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to meet, 28 April – 9 May.

Press Release: Second Session of Preparatory Committee for 2005 Review Conference of Parties to NPT Concludes in Geneva.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

8-19 April 2002 in New York

The Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) held its first session from 8 to 19 April 2002 at United Nations Headquarters in New York . The Chairman for the first session was Ambassador Henrik  Salander of Sweden.

Of the then 187 States parties to the Treaty, 139 participated in the work of the first session of the Preparatory Committee. The open meetings of the session were also attended by Cuba as an observer State; representatives from  eight specialized agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations, and by representatives of 62 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). One meeting of the session was devoted to 14 presentations by NGOs.

Report of the Preparatory Committee on its first session

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/21

Press Releases

Press Release: Preparatory Committee for Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to meet, 8-19 April.

Press Release: First Session of Preparatory Committee for 2005 Review Conference of Parties to Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Preparatory Committee

Overview

10 – 21 May, 1999 in New York

The third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons convened on 10 – 21 May 1999 in New York.

Report
Press Releases