2012 NPT PrepCom blog

11 May 2012

The 2012 PrepCom for the NPT finished a few hours early after adopting a procedural report and commenting on the...

9 May 2012

Sitting in room M2 in the Vienna International Centre on Monday listening to cluster 2 statements on non-proliferation, I was struck by how little the positions on safeguards have moved since the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

But despite the sense of déjà vu as delegations from different...

4 May 2012

As a first time visitor to Vienna as well as to an NPT PrepCom, I’ve had a lot to take in over the past few days – orienting myself on the Viennese metro system at the same time as getting acquainted with the idiosyncrasies of the NPT.  As I reflected on the landscape of the...

3 May 2012

As noted in yesterday’s blog, far more states than before have been picking up the arguments about the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and incorporating them into statements to the 2012 NPT PrepCom.  Those disparate comments were brought together in a significant...