International Organizations & Nonproliferation Program


The International Organizations & Nonproliferation (IONP) is dedicated to nonproliferation, disarmament, and arms control measures, including the following treaties:

  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
  • Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
  • Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
  • Chemical Weapons Conventions (CWC)
  • Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zones (NWFZ)
  • Fissile Material Treaty (emerging)


The Inventory

The Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations and Regimes (The Inventory) is a guide to treaties and regimes in nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control. It contains full text documents, country memberships, analytical overviews and chronologies.

The following are developed by CNS for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website:

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Disarmament Database

The goal for this program is to build consensus between western states and states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). CNS experts teach, research and train in NAM perspectives.

The Non-Aligned Movement Disarmament Database is a compilation of the contributions made by members of the Non-Aligned Movement since its inception in 1961. All information gathered is based on primary sources such as final documents of intergovernmental meetings, country statements, working papers, and UN official records.


  • Aid international organizations in treaty implementation
  • Participate as Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representatives on international treaty review processes in national delegations
  • Conduct UN First Committee meeting side-events
  • Occasionally lead Track 1 & 2 diplomacy initiatives with experts in multilateral negotiating processes
  • Promote dialogue between governmental and non-governmental sectors
  • Produced the annual Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Briefing Book
  • Annecy Workshops: The annual workshops, held in Annecy, France, were nongovernmental meetings attended by experts from international organizations and senior government officials.

Conference Participation

Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and Preparatory Committee

CNS contributes with:

  • Daily live reporting & tweeting, with follow-up analysis
  • Roundtable Discussions: to identify issues to be addressed at future meetings, which are attended by ambassadors, senior governmental and UN officials, senior nongovernmental officials and academic experts.
  • Briefings for the chairs and review conferences
  • International workshops assessing outcomes of the conference
  • Briefings for policy makers on strategic stability, missile defenses, and related matters
  • Advising national delegations and participating as NGO representatives
  • Conducting conference side events

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference

2013 Fact Sheets:

Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference

CNS contributed with:

Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference

CNS contributed with:

  • Advising national delegations and as NGO representatives
  • Conducting conference side-events
  • Follow-up analysis