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Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (London Version)

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Jul 1, 1968
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000414)
Title (French)

Traité sur la non-prolifération des armes nucléaires (London Version)

Title (Other)

Vertrag über die Nichtverbreitung von Kernwaffen (London Version)

Place of adoption
London; Moscow; Washington D.C.
Depository
Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States of America
Language
Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Mar 5, 1970
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Radioactive waste Nuclear energy Military activities
Geographical area
Arctic
Abstract

Objective: To achieve at the earliest possible date the cessation of the nuclear arms race and to undertake effective measures in the direction of nuclear disarmament. Summary of provisions: Each nuclear-weapon State Party undertakes not to transfer to any recipient nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or devices and not to assist, encourage or induce any non nuclear weapon State to manufacture, acquire or control such weapons or devices (art. I). Meanwhile, each non-nuclear- weapon State Party undertakes to neither receive such weapons or devices nor manufacture or acquire them (art. II). Moreover, the non-nuclear weapon Parties agree to accept safeguards negotiated with the International Atomic Energy Agency to verify the fulfilment of these obligations (art. III.1). Each Party undertakes to neither provide source or special fissionable material nor equipment especially designed to process, use or produce fissionable material to any non nuclear weapon State for peaceful purposes unless the safeguards are respected (art. III.2). Parties conserve the inalienable right to develop, research, produce and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination (art. IV.1). Finally, Parties undertake to facilitate, and have the right to participate in, the exchange of equipment, materials and information for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy (art. IV.2). Any group of States may conclude regional treaties to assure the total absence of nuclear weapons in their respective territories (art. VII). Institutional mechanisms: Five years after its entry into force, a conference of the Parties is to be held to review the operation of the Treaty (art. VIII.3). (Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)

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