Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Tenth Review Conference

Overview

Dates: pending


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

In light of the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, States Parties have decided to postpone the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to a later date, as soon as the circumstances permit, but no later than April 2021. Information on the new dates of the Review Conference will be posted in due course.

Video-message by the President-designate of the 2020 NPT Review Conference H.E. Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, 27 April 2020

Video-message by the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, 27 April 2020

Note Verbale on Documentation for the NPT Review Conference

Letter from the President-designate to all States Parties regarding the postponement of the NPT Review Conference

A Message from the President-designate

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

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Eighth Review Conference

Overview

3-28 May 2010 in New York

Final Documents of the 2010 NPT Review Conference

Final Document - Volume I(NPT/CONF.2010/50 (Vol. I))
Part I — Review of the operation of the Treaty, as provided for in its article VIII (3), taking into account the decisions and the resolution adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference and the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference — Conclusions and recommendations for follow-on actions
Part II — Organization and work of the Conference  

Final Document - Volume II(NPT/CONF.2010/50 (Vol. II))

Part III - Documents issued at the Conference

Final Document - Volume III  (NPT/CONF.2010/50 (Vol. III))
Part IV - Summary records and list of participants

The Eighth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will be held in May 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York. The President-elect of the Review Conference is Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan of the Philippines.

The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation 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.

Conferences to review the operation of the Treaty have been held at five-year intervals since the Treaty went into effect in 1970. Each conference has sought to find agreement on a final declaration that would assess the implementation of the Treaty’s provisions and make recommendations on measures to further strengthen it.

The 2010 Review Conference is expected to consider a number of key issues, including: universality of the Treaty; nuclear disarmament, including specific practical measures; nuclear non-proliferation, including the promoting and strengthening of safeguards; measures to advance the peaceful use of nuclear energy, safety and security; regional disarmament and non-proliferation; implementation of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East; measures to address withdrawal from the Treaty; measures to further strengthen the review process; and ways to promote engagement with civil society in strengthening NPT norms and in promoting disarmament education.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Seventh Review Conference

Overview

2 to 27 May 2005 in New York

The Seventh Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was held from 2 to 27 May 2005 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The President-elect of the Review Conference is Ambassador Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte of Brazil.
 Transcript from the World Chronicle Programme with guest, Ambassador Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte

Final Documents:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Sixth Review Conference

Overview

24 April – 19 May 2000 in New York

From 24 April to 19 May 2000, the States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) convened in New York for another (Sixth) review conference of the Treaty, in fact the sixth such conference convened in accordance with article VIII, paragraph 3, of the Treaty since it entered into force on 5 March 1970.

The Conference was the first since the Treaty's indefinite extension in May 1995. The decision to extend the obligations under the Treaty indefinitely was taken together with agreements on strengthening its review process and a set of principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, which set benchmarks to measure the performance of the States parties in the progressive implementation of the Treaty.

In addition, as part of the package of decisions, the States parties adopted a resolution on the Middle East, sponsored by the three depositaries of the Treaty, which reaffirmed the importance of establishing a zone free of all weapons of mass destruction in the region.

Preparations
About the Treaty
Final Documents of the 2000 NPT Review Conference
Decisions and Resolution Adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference
GA Resolution

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Fifth Review Conference

Overview

17 April – 12 May 1995 in New York

Decision 1:
Strengthening the Review Process for the Treaty

Decision 2:
Principles and Objectives for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Decision 3:
Extension of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Final Documents:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Fourth Review Conference

Overview

1990

Final Documents:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Third Review Conference

Overview

1985

Final Documents:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Second Review Conference

Overview

1980

Final Documents:

Part I
Part II

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – First Review Conference

Overview

1975

Final Documents:

Part I
Part II
Part III

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

Overview

Final Documents of the 2015 NPT Review Conference

NPT/CONF.2015/50 (Part I) - Organization and work of the Conference

NPT/CONF.2015/50 (Part II) - Documents issued at the Conference

NPT/CONF.2015/50 (Part III) - Final Document: Summary records and list of participants