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May 2015 Edition NSP News


"We have come together to call upon NPT members to approach the 2015 Review Conference with a renewed sense of urgency and responsibility focused on achieving a successful outcome."
Global Leaders Statement
 

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In a statement issued at the outset of the 2015 NPT Review Conference in New York, senior current and former political, military and diplomatic leaders from across five continents call upon NPT members to show a new sense of urgency and responsibility around steps necessary to achieve a positive outcome.

The statement from the global leadership networks notes that the NPT is an indispensible international treaty that remains the central pillar of a norm-based global nuclear order designed to prevent the spread and use of nuclear weapons. At the same time, the statement cites a lack of progress on a number of fronts, including on ratifying treaties and following through on pledges made at previous review conferences, and warns that failure in New York could seriously undermine the treaty.
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Speech

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Event

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Report

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Paper

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