2010 NPT Review Conf blog

7 June 2010

After a frustrating morning of delays, the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Conference finally got underway in the General Assembly Hall at 3.30 pm Friday. Ten minutes later everyone was applauding the brisk adoption of a...

28 May 2010

3.40.   The NPT Plenary finally gets underway in the GA at 3.30 pm and by 3.40 the President, Libran Cabactulan of the Philippines had gavelled down acceptance of the most substantive, forward-looking part of its...

28 May 2010

After a day of to-ing and fro-ing among small knots of senior diplomats between meetings rooms in the UN and diplomatic missions, the President of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Conference, Ambassador Libran Cabactulan of the Philippines, held a brief plenary at 5.30 pm Thursday to...

27 May 2010

No-one quite knows what is happening at the NPT Review Conference, but there are many excellent theories, growing depression and only two days to go.

At the beginning of the conference we had identified four kinds of possible outcome: i) consensus adoption of a substantive, forward-...