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Acronym Institute Coverage, 1995 - 2009

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NPT Preparatory Committee meeting, May 2009

The third PrepCom for the 2010 NPT Review Conference was held in New York from 4-15 May 2009. It was chaired by Ambassador Boniface G. Chidyausiku of Zimbabwe. Links to Acronym's analysis of the PrepCom and key documents can be found below. For links to news coverage and Reaching Critical Will reports, please visit the 2009 NPT Pre Com page

Analysis from Rebecca Johnson

PrepCom Chair's Recommendations (Drafts)

NPT Preparatory Committee Meeting, 2008

The second PrepCom for the 2010 NPT Review Conference was held in Geneva from 28 April to 9 May 2008. It was chaired by Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko of the Ukraine. Acronym reporting from the PrepCom is available below. For NGO updates and copies of the main statements and documents from the PrepCom see also Reaching Critical Will.

2008 NPT Report

Reports and documents from Geneva

Webcasts from Geneva

More webcasts from Geneva are available at: http://npt-webcast.info.

Background Reports from Disarmament Diplomacy

NPT Preparatory Committee Meeting, 2007

The first PrepCom for the 2010 NPT Review Conference was held in Vienna from April 30 to May 11, 2007.

Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy will be participating, and will provide periodic analyses as necessary via this website. For daily NGO updates and the main statements and documents from the PrepCom see also Reaching Critical Will.

Latest Briefings and Updates

Reports from Disarmament Diplomacy

Further documentation and analysis from the Acronym Institute on the 2005 NPT Review Conference and previous PrepComs and Review Conferences is available at: http://www.acronym.org.uk/npt/index2.htm.

NPT Review Conference 2005: Acronym Special Coverage

The seventh NPT Review Conference was held from May 2 - May 27, 2005 at the UN in New York. See below for Rebecca Johnson's reports and updates on behalf of Acronym. See the UN website for statements and documents, at http://www.un.org/events/npt2005/. Links are also provided for some NGO sites and activities in connection with the NPT.

Coverage in Disarmament Diplomacy

Updates from New York

Any part of any of the Acronym reports or updates can be circulated, forwarded or quoted from free of charge, but please credit the author appropriately.

2005 Review Conference, Draft Texts

(See: Day 24: NPT RevCon slides from Bad to Desperate, Rebecca Johnson, May 25, 2005.)

Main Committee I (MC.I)

Main Committee II (MC.II)

Main Committee III (MC.III)

Selected Documents

Pre-Conference analysis

Statements and Articles before the Review Conference

Related News

On March 4, 2005, the Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, 'In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for all', was published. Heads of State and Government are expected to take decisions on the report in September 2005. You can view the sections on Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons at: http://www.acronym.org.uk/docs/0503/doc19.htm and the full text is available at: http://www.un.org/reform/

On December 1, 2004, the report of the UN's High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, 'A more secure world: our shared responsibility', was transmitted to the UN Secretary-General with recommendations concerning collective security, the role of the UN and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

On April 28, 2004 the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1540 (2004) on preventing Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, analysed in Disarmament Diplomacy No.79. The resolution was originally introduced into the Security Council by the United States, following President Bush's keynote speech on proliferation on February 11. The resolution focusses on measures to prevent illegal trafficking and proliferation of WMD to non-state actors (ie terrorists).

The NPT PrepCom 2003

NPT-related News and Analysis, 2003

Useful Links

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NPT Preparatory Committee, April 8 - 19, 2002

NPT Review Conference 2000

Reports and Analysis

Official Documents

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NPT Preparatory Committee meeting 1998:

NPT Preparatory Committee meeting 1997:

NPT Review and Extension Conference 1995:

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