CNS NTP Diplomatic Workshop: PrepCom 2012: Progress Towards Implementation of the 2010 Final Document

Updated: April 20, 2012

CNS NPT Diplomatic Workshop: PrepCom 2012: Assessing Progress Towards Implementation of the 2010 Final Document

CNS held a two-day diplomatic workshop on the NPT, attended by over 70 ambassadors, government and international organization officials, and other experts.

In the lead-up to the First Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) convened a two-day diplomatic workshop on 9 and 10 March 2012 in Annecy, France, entitled “PrepCom 2012: Assessing Progress Towards Implementation of the 2010 Final Document.” The main topic of consideration was how best to judge progress on the implementation of the recommendations from the 2010 Final Document. Participants also sought to identify the priorities and challenges facing the first PrepCom session.

The workshop was designed to facilitate dialogue among representatives from key NPT States Parties on critical issues facing the Treaty. It provided an opportunity to discuss both procedural and substantive issues related to the forthcoming PrepCom, such as the follow-up to the 2010 Final Document and its Action Plan, and the agenda, the programme of work and indicative timetable, and the election of the chairperson-designate.

As in previous years, the value of the 2012 Annecy workshop was a product of its emphasis on candor, free exchange, and substance. In order to enable full and frank discussion of key issues and proposals, the workshop was conducted under Chatham House Rules. Its 70 participants represented 35 governments and a number of international and nongovernmental organizations.

Financial support for the workshop was provided by the governments of Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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