Weekly RevCon Update: ISIS attending RevCon, NAM Position Papers

April 30, 2010

ISIS will be attending the NPT Review Conference all next week (May 3-7).  ISIS will provide commentary, analysis, and news updates live from the RevCon to our Facebook and Twitter subscribers, and send out major conference updates via our website to e-mail subscribers.  Stay tuned all next week for updates on what promises to be an interesting conference. 

ISIS has obtained copies of two not yet released final position papers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).  The NAM plays a special role at review conferences, representing 118 countries and 17 observer states.

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

Remarks by officials:

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. 

Recent news:

Clinton Warns Iranian President Not to Divert NPT Conference’s Focus,” Xinhua, April 29, 2010.

Iran, Egypt Ready for Battle at U.N. Nuclear Meeting,” Reuters, April 29, 2010.

Cabactulan Assumes Post as U.N. Envoy,” Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., April 28, 2010.

U.N. Chief Seeks to Strengthen Nuclear Pact,” New York Times, April 28, 2010.

Clinton to Head U.S. Team at NPT Review Conference,” Global Security Newswire / State Department press release, April 27, 2010.

Deep Thoughts before Armageddon,” New York Times Online, April 27, 2010.

Ahmadinejad Coming to America?” Foreign Policy, April 27, 2010.

Nuclear-free Mideast Key to Settling Iran Nuclear Issue: Egypt,” Agence France Presse, April 27, 2010.

U.S. Seeks International Reaffirmation of Commitment to NPT,” Xinhua, April 27, 2010.

Lawmakers Warn of NPT Review Conference Failure,” Global Security Newswire, April 23, 2010.