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ISIS’s Work on the 2010 NPT Review Conference - RevCon page

May 28, 2010

Welcome to the ISIS webpage providing news and commentary on NPT Review Conference (RevCon) related events, issue areas, and country positions.  The 2010 NPT Review Conference, held every five years to review implementation of the Treaty, will take place in New York from May 3-28.


ISIS Analysis:

After the 2010 NPT Review Conference: Advancing the Non-Proliferation Pillar, July 15, 2010

NPT Review Conference Adopts Final Consensus Document, May 28, 2010

NPT Review Conference:  Outcome Too Close to Call, May 27, 2010

Review Conference:  Final Document Optimism, May 26, 2010

NPT Review Conference: Final Days, May 25, 2010

ISIS Analysis of Main Committee Draft Reports, May 21, 2010

NPT RevCon Main Committee draft reports, May 14, 2010

Weekly RevCon Update: Week 1 (May 3-7) of the NPT Review Conference, May 13, 2010

ISIS attending RevCon, NAM Position Papers, April 30, 2010

NPT Review Conference 2010: Suggested Language for Final Document, April 23, 2010

Achieving Success at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference: David Albright Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 21, 2010

G10 Position Papers, April 16, 2010

Canadian Working Paper Seeks Administrative Support to NPT, April 8, 2010

ICNND Report Lays Out Action Agenda for Disarmament, March 19, 2010

RevCon News Analysis: a hard-line NAM position; a forward looking United States, March 11, 2010

A Review Conference for Rebuilding, March 4, 2010


Recent News:

An achievement for the NPT”, Joong Ang Ilbo, June 1, 2010

At nuclear conference, U.S. expects little, gains little”, The Washington Post , May 31, 2010

Israeli PM rejects “flawed” U.N. nuclear declaration”, Reuters, May 31, 2010

Obama’s NPT deviation”, The Jerusalem Post, May 30, 2010

Ridding the Middle East of Nukes”,  Khaleej Times, May 30, 2010

Diplomatic arm twisting breaks deadlock at nuclear NPT confab”, Xinhua, May 30, 2010

Israel rejects call to join anti-nuclear treaty”, Reuters, May 29, 2010

Nations at NPT session seek meeting on Middle East nuclear-free zone”, The Washington Post, May 29, 2010

189 Nations Reaffirm Goal of Ban on Nuclear Weapons”, The New York Times, May 28, 2010

Nuclear treaty talks on brink of failure: diplomats ”, Reuters, May 28, 2010

Nuclear-Free Mideast Plan Takes Center Stage in Talks at White House”, Global Security Newswire, May 27, 2010

Nuclear-Free Mideast Plan Takes Center Stage in Talks at White House”, Global Security Newswire, May 27, 2010

UN nuclear conference gets last-minute draft statement ”, Agence France Presse, May 27, 2010

Summit on nuke-free Mideast in 2012? ”, The Jerusalem Post, May 27, 2010

Nuclear powers, non-aligned clash at nuclear conference” ,Agence France Presse, May 27, 2010

UN nuclear conference calls on India to joint NPT, CTBT” ,Press Trust of India, May 26, 2010

Curtains begin to close at NPT Conference” ,Xinhua, May 26, 2010

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Remarks by officials:

Power Point slides from presentation entitled “U.S. Commitment to Disarmament,” U.S. delegation briefing by Thomas D’Agostino, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, NPT Review Conference, New York City, May 5, 2010.

Previewing the NPT Review Conference,” Remarks by Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State, at the Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2010.

Remarks by Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Department of State, at the Arms Control Association’s Annual Meeting Washington, D.C., April 26, 2010.

Statement to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives by Ambassador Susan F. Burk, Special Representative to the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, April 21, 2010.

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Susan Burk during Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Arms Control Association event, “Toward a Successful NPT Review Conference,” March 31, 2010.

Statement by Mr. Kang Yong, Head of the Chinese Delegation, at the General Debate of the United Nations Disarmament Commission, March 29, 2010.

“World Needs Russian Federation’s Sustained, Creative Engagement across United Nations Agenda, Secretary-General Says in Address to Moscow Institute,”, March 18, 2010.

“Stronger Political Will Required to Achieve Complete Global Non-proliferation: Kazakh FM,” Asian News International, March 14, 2010.

Statement by President Obama on the 40th Anniversary of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, March 5, 2010.

Secretary-General [Ban Ki-Moon] Pledges to Continue His Disarmament Efforts, in Statement on Fortieth Anniversary of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, March 5, 2010.

“Taking Stock of the NPT: An Interview With U.S. Special Representative Susan Burk,” Arms Control Today, March 2010.

Joint Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, “Towards a World without Nuclear Weapons,” February 21, 2010

Speech by U.S. President Barack Obama at the UN Summit on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament, and Summaries of Remarks by Heads of State, September 24, 2009.


Past Review Conference documents:

Working Paper presented by the group of Non-Aligned States Parties to the 2010 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Elements for a Plan of Action for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by Group of Non-Aligned States Parties to the NPT

Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference

The “13 Steps” or Promises of the 2000 NPT Review Conference

1995 NPT Review Conference Package of Decisions


Important diplomatic documents:

G8 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy: A contribution to the 2010 NPT Review Conference, March 30, 2010.

Eighth Review Conference of the Parties of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Working Paper submitted by Australia and Japan to the United Nations, “A New Package of Practical Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Measures,” March 24, 2010.

Report of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, “Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers,” December 2009.

United Nations General Assembly, First Committee resolution on General and Complete Disarmament: Renewed Determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” October 15, 2009.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1887, September 24, 2009.


NPT RevCon resources:

UN Office for Disarmament Affairs NPT Review Conference website

Reaching Critical Will Review Conference page

The Acronym Institute’s Review Conference page and Disarmament Diplomacy’s compilation Proposals, Positions and Prospects: Issues facing the 2010 NPT Review Conference

Arms Control Association/Arms Control Today NPT Review Conference publications 

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Briefing Booklet for the Review Conference, “Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament: Shifting the Mindset”

Mountbatten Centre for International Studies/James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies’ NPT Briefing Book 2010 and CNS’ NPT Resource page

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s “Preparing for 2010” website

December 14-18, 2010 Wilton Park Conference summary, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the NPT Review”

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace reports, “The Nature of Nuclear Disarmament Obligations and the Relative Responsibilities of Nuclear-Armed and Non–Nuclear-Weapon States,” March 31, 2010, and “Restoring the NPT: Essential Steps for 2010,” November 2009.


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