2014 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee

The third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened at United Nations headquarters on 28 April and ended on 9 May 2014. This page features daily updates on the major developments at the PrepCom meetings by Tariq Rauf, Director of SIPRI's Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme.

Preparing for the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

The third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will open at United Nations headquarters on 28 April. This page explains the format of the PrepCom and its main objectives.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 1

The third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened on Monday 28 April 2014. Some 70 delegations registered to deliver statements during the General Debate. Despite ongoing international developments that have created tensions among various states, the mood on the opening day was relaxed and constructive, writes SIPRI's Tariq Rauf.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 2

The third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continued smoothly on Tuesday 29 April 2014, with statements by 18 states in the morning and by several non-governmental organizations in the afternoon.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 3

The NPT PrepCom continued smoothly on its third day, 30 April 2014, with statements by another 32 states in the morning and in the afternoon during the extended General Debate.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 4

The NPT PrepCom continued on its fourth day with statements by 23 states in the morning in the Cluster 2 discussions on non-proliferation, safeguards and nuclear-weapon-free zones (NWFZs). In the afternoon session, statements were made by the Facilitator and 17 delegations, with a focus on regional issues, in particular on the Middle East and the 1995 Resolution on the Middle East zone free of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 5

The NPT PrepCom continued on its fifth day with statements by another 33 states in the morning and in the afternoon in the resumed ‘Cluster 1’ discussions on nuclear disarmament. In the second part of the afternoon session, ‘Cluster 1’ continued with its focused discussion on nuclear disarmament and security assurances, with statements made by 8 delegations.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 6

The NPT PrepCom continued on its sixth day with statements by 45 states in the morning and in the afternoon in the ‘Cluster 3’ discussions on the inalienable right of all parties to the Treaty to develop research, production, and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination and in conformity with Articles I and II.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 7

On 6 May 2014 the NPT PrepCom concluded its ‘Cluster 2’ discussions on implementation of the provisions of the Treaty relating to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, safeguards, and nuclear weapon free zones (NWFZs), with statements by eight states. The Chairman also continued his consultations in connection with the preparation of a draft paper on recommendations from the Preparatory Committee to the 2015 Review Conference.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 8

The NPT PrepCom met for just 15 minutes on 7 May to hear a statement by the Chair introducing the draft text of the recommendations from the Preparatory Committee to the 2015 NPT Review Conference. In his introduction, the Chair noted that the document reflected his best effort at identifying the elements that are forward-looking and which may engender consensus.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 9

The NPT PrepCom met on the morning of 8 May to consider the draft text of the recommendations from the Preparatory Committee to the 2015 NPT Review Conference. In the afternoon session, the Chair responded to delegates' statements by announcing his intention to convert the draft recommendations into a working paper.

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2014 NPT PrepCom: Day 10

On Friday 9 May the NPT Preparatory Committee wound up its work on a high note, despite not being able to find consensus on the recommendations from the Preparatory Committee to the 2015 NPT Review Conference.

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