Developments

Since the International Day against Nuclear Tests was first declared, there have been a number of significant developments, discussions and initiatives relevant to its goals and objectives as well as conferences convened to elaborate and advance these developments.

2019

1 February: The United States announced the suspension of its compliance to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).

2 February: Russian Federation suspended the INF Treaty.

27-28 February: The Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

8-12 April: The third meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament was held in Geneva.

29 April - 10 May: The third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference was held in New York.

8 May: The Islamic Republic of Iran announced its intention to no longer commit itself to some of the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA).

30 June: The Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America was held in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

2018

5 February: The United States of America and the Russian Federation met the central limits on the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (“New START”).

15-16 February: The second informal Consultative Meeting of the FMCT High-level Expert Preparatory Group was held in New York.

23 April - 4 May: The second session of the Preparatory Committee  for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference was held in Geneva.

8 May: The United States announced its intention to withdraw from the JCPOA, an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme.

14 -18 May: The first meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament was held in Geneva.

24 May: The UN Secretary-General launched his new disarmament agenda  “Securing our Common Future”  in Geneva.

28 May – June 8: The FMCT High-Level Expert Preparatory Group held its final meeting in Geneva.

12 June: The Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America was held in Singapore.

1 July: Commemorated the 50th anniversary of the opening for signature of Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

7 July: Commemorated the first anniversary of the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

20 October: The United States declared its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).

12 -16 November: The second meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament was held in Geneva.