File Volume 2 - Political Affairs Subject File on Proliferation

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
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Volume 2


Political Affairs Subject File on Proliferation


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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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Volume 2 of the collection is a subject file from the Political Affairs division of the NATO International Staff. The Subject File is a collection of relevant records from multiple sources. Subject Files were used by International Staff Divisions to collect relevant information on specific issue. Documents include drafts of the Treaty, letters from Allied delegations, briefing notes and internal opinions on the Treaty process.

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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.

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