Collection NPT - 08 - Non-Proliferation Treaty

Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 24th March, 1965 at 10.15 a.m. Record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday 31st March, 1965, at 10.15 a.m. and ... Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 6th October, 1965 at 10.15 ... Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 20th October 1965 at 10.15 ... Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 8th December 1965, at 10.15... Record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 12th January, at 10.15 a.m. Record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 2nd March, 1966, at 11.00 a.m. Summary Record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Thursday, 29th September, 1966 at 17.0... Summary record of.a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 12th October, 1966, at 10.1... Summary record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 29th March, 1967 RECORD OF A PRIVATE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL IN MINISTERIAL SESSION HELD AT THE KIRCHBERG ON WEDNES... Summary record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 28th June, 1967 at 10.15 a.m. Record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 26th July, 1967, at 10.15 am Summary record of a Private Meeting of Ambassadors held on Wednesday, 23rd August, 1967 at 6.15 p.m. Record of a Private Meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 27th March, 1968, at 10.15 am Record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 2nd October, 1968 Record of a private meeting of the Council on Monday, 16th December, 1968 Record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 15th December, 1966. Record of a private meeting of the Council on Wednesday, 15th January, 1969, at 10.15 a.m. Private record of a meeting of Ambassadors on Thursday, 23rd January, 1969, at 10.15 a.m. Record of a private meeting of the Council held at the Secretary General's residence on Saturday,... Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 12th March, 1969, at 10.15 ... Summary Record of a private meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 18th March, 1969, at 10.15 a.m. Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Thursday, 3rd April, 1969, at 9.45 a.m. Informal record of a private meeting of the Council with President Nixon in the State Department ... Summary record of a private meeting of the DPC held on Thursday, 8th May 1969, at 4.30 p.m. Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 14th May, 1969, at 10.15 a.m. Summary record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 25th  June, 1969, at 10.15 ... Summary record of a restricted meeting of the Council held on Monday, 30 June 1969, at 9.30 a.m. ... Summary Record of a private meeting of the Council held on Tuesday, 8th July, 1969 - Strategic Ar... Summary Record of a private meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 16th July, 1969 - Strategic... EXPLANATORY NOTES TO U.K. DRAFT NON-DISSEMINATION TREATY NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS Western Four Working Group Report Concerning Draft Non-Dissemination Treaty Wiiliam Foster statemeny on U.S. Non-Proliferation Draft Treaty STATEMENT BY MR. FOSTER BEFORE THE NATO COUNCIL ON NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY USSR DRAFT TREATY CN NON-PROLIFERATICN - Note from which the Canadian Representative spoke at the... Brief for the Chaiman - Meeting of the Council on Wednesday, 20th October 1965 - Item X - Non-Pro... SPEECH BY THE HONORABLE HARLAN CLEVELAND, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NATO, DELIVERED BEFORE THE AMERICAN ... Speech on disarmament questions delivered on October 21 before the First Political Committee of t... Summary of remarks on the Soviet Draft Treaty on Non-Proliferation of nuclear weapons, made by th... Disarmament Discussions at the UN General Assembly STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR CLEVELAND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL, DECEMBER 8, 1965, ON FOSTER-TSAR... List of questions given by the Secretary General on disarmament and non-proliferation Questions on Non-Proliferation ASG Political Affairs reply to SG Questions on Non-Proliferation Press statement made by Lord Chalfont reported on page 5 of "Le Monde" on 30/51 January... Soviet statement on Non-Proliferation as ENDC Resumes Soviet Statements on Non-Proliferation Soviet Statements on Non-Proliferation Nuclear Non-Proliferation ASG PA note on memo by Mr. Kühn on non-proliferation TEXT OF REVISED ARTICLES I, II, AND IV OF THE UNITED STATES DRAFT NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY EXPLANATION OF CHANGES IN U.S. DRAFT NONPROLIFERATION TREATY
(Memorandum by the U.S. Delegation t... Revised Articles of the US Draft on Non-Proliferation (US note of 7th February, 1966) Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Memorandum submitted by the eight non-aligned participants ... Comments on Mr. Kühn's Memorandum of February 1, 1966, entitled "Questions on Non-Proliferat... Briefings on questions to be discussed by disarmament experts (28th February - 3rd March) - Part I Discussion on Non-Proliferation at the forthcoming APAG meeting Address to the WEU-Assembly on November 17th, 1965, by the Netherlands Under-Secretary of State f... Delegation reaction regarding non-proliferation as possible subject for discussion in the Council Discussion of Non-proliferation in Council Netherlands proposals for amending the U.S draft non-proliferation treaty US Draft Treaty to prevent the spread of Nuclear Weapons Council Agenda, 19th October 1966 - Item II - Non-proliferation Oral explanation to the Netherlands proposals for amending the American draft non-proliferatiion ... Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on We... Restricted Annex to summary record of a meeting of the Council held on Wednesday, 19th October, 1... REVISED SUMMARY OF INTERPRETATIONS OF NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY (NPT) Submission of note on non-proliferation by Mr. Kühn Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on Tu... New U.S. Draft for a Non-proliferation Treaty New United States Draft for a Non-Proliferation Treaty Items for discussion at the forthcoming meeting of the Political Advisers’ Committee with disarma... Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on We... Issues raised in Councll Discussion of Non-Proliferation Treaty Draft Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on We... Statement made by Mr. Oncken in today's Council Meeting during the discussion
of the Draft Non-Pr... NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS - STATEMENT BY THE PORTUGUESE DELEGATION The new U.S. draft Article III of a non-proliferation treaty concerning "safeguards" Translation from "Die Welt" of an article on Non-Proliferation and the NATO Treaty Further comments on U.S. draft Article III of a non-proliferation treaty concerning "safegua... Summary record of a meeting of the Oouncil held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on We... DRAFT TEXT OF NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY REVISED TEXT OF DRAFT NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY German Government considerations with regard to certain aspects of the treaty Recent Developments Concerning the Non-Proliferation Treaty US Contribution to the Council discussion of Non-Proliiferation April 4 REVISED BRIEF FOR THE CHAIRMAN MEETING OF THE COUNCIL ON TUESDAY, 4th APBIL, 1967 - ITEM II - DIS... NAC MEETING APRIL 4, 1967 - REMARKS BY WILLIAM C. FOSTER, DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES ARMS CONT... Statement made by the German Permanent Representative at the Council Meeting on 4 April 1967 Non-proliferation - Essential points of a statement made by the Netherlands Permanent Representat... Summary record of a meeting of the Oouncil held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on We... Lord Chalfont statement re. the Safeguards Article of the proposed Non-Proliferation Treaty REDRAFT OF POSSIBLE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY FORMULATIONS Statement by Gen. E.L.M. Burns at NAC Meeting April 20, 1967 on draft Non-Proliferation Treaty Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on Th... STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR CLEVELAND ON NON-PROLIFERATION Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on Fr... Summary record of a meeting of the Council held at the Permanent Headquarters, Paris, 16e., on We...
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NPT

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08 - Non-Proliferation Treaty

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  • 1963-1969 (Creation)

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(1963-1969)

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The NPT was hailed as a landmark treaty, offering a solution to a complicated set of problems facing the world at the time. Prior to the NPT, more than 20 countries were actively seeking nuclear weapons. The NPT created a legal framework defining nuclear weapon possessor and non-possessor states, and providing the context for their cooperation on all three pillars.

The Treaty is founded on three pillars: non-proliferation; disarmament; and peaceful use of nuclear weapons. Many of the records focus on US-USSR negotiations on Articles I and II of the Treaty regarding stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, and talks about Article III, on safeguards.

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These files highlight NATO’s role and involvement in the drafting, negotiating and eventual signature of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The Treaty was opened for signature on 1 July 1968, and came into force on 5 March 1970. NATO, as an organization, is not a formal party to the Treaty but all its member states are signatories.

NATO also was involved with the NPT to ensure that NATO’s existing nuclear sharing arrangements were fully compatible with Articles I and II of the Treaty.

The different volumes show NATO’s deep involvement in the Treaty, and their commitment at all levels to full implementation of the articles in the Treaty. Records show heads of state, ambassadors, and working-level officers discussing and reviewing key components of the Treaty and how the articles could impact individual Allies, European integration, global and regional safeguards, and NATO.

Some of the documents originate from the various delegations, especially the United States Mission to NATO. The US Mission kept Allies apprised on the progress of the negotiations bilaterally with the USSR, and Allies discussed negotiations in Geneva in the Eighteen Nation Disarmament Committee, which included 4 Allies. The US maintained the principle of no consultations with the Soviets on the NPT without consultation with Allies.

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The file is a curated collection of material related to the NPT, and split by the archivists into three volumes: the Private Records, the Subject Files and the Related Materials. Within each volume, the documents are arranged chronologically. Most of the formal documents exist both in English and in French. The informal documents and national contributions exist in the language in which they were drafted.

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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (https://www.nato.int/archives).

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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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A project to release new information on the NPT was launched by the UK, USA and Russia in 2020.
The NATO Archives has published this special collection in support of this effort.
Some records from this collection are available only in French, and can be found at the following link https://archives.nato.int/08-traite-sur-la-non-proliferation;isad?sf_culture=fr

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More NATO documents from this period are also available in the NATO Archives Reading Room, located in NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium. More information can be found on the NATO Archives website (https://www.nato.int/archives).

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