NPT/CONF.2005/1


2005 Review Conference of the Parties

to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation

of Nuclear Weapons


 

Final report of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

  

  

  

Contents

 

 

Paragraphs

Page

I.   
I. Terms of reference and organization of work   

1–17

2 

II.  Substantive work of the Committee   

18–24

6 

III.   Organization of work of the Review Conference   

25–35

7 

IV.   Participation at the Review Conference   

36 

9 

V.  Adoption of the final report   

37

9

  Annexes 

 

  I.  Summary records   

10

  II.  List of documents   

11

 III.   Draft rules of procedure  

30

 


 I.   Terms of reference and organization of work

 

 

1.   At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly, in its resolution 56/24 O of 29 November 2001, took note of the decision of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), following appropriate consultations, to hold the first meeting of the Preparatory Committee in New York from 8 to 19 April 2002.

2.   Accordingly, the Committee held its first session in New York from 8 to 19 April 2002. Following the decision taken at that session, the Committee held its second session at Geneva from 28 April to 9 May 2003 and its third session in New York from 26 April to 7 May 2004. Reports covering the first two sessions of the Committee were issued, respectively, as documents NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/21 and Corr.1 and NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/50.

3.   At the first session of the Preparatory Committee, an understanding had been reached among delegations, according to which a representative of the Western Group should be proposed to chair the first session, a representative of the Group of Eastern European States should be proposed to chair the second session, a representative of the Group of Non-Aligned and other States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons should be proposed to chair the third session and a representative of the Group of Non-Aligned and other States parties to the Treaty should be proposed for the presidency of the 2005 Review Conference.

4.   Pursuant to that understanding, at its first session, the Preparatory Committee elected Henrik Salander (Sweden) to serve as Chairman of the first session. It also decided that László Molnár (Hungary) would be Chairman of the second session. It was further decided that, when not serving as Chairman, the chairmen of the sessions of the Preparatory Committee would serve as Vice-Chairmen of the Committee.

5.   At its third session, the Committee elected Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat (Indonesia) as Chairman of the third session. At the same session, the Committee was informed that the Chairman had been advised by the delegation of Sweden that Elisabet Borsiin Bonnier was to succeed Mr. Salander in the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee as Vice-Chairperson.

6.   At the third session, the Committee authorized its Bureau and the President-Elect to handle technical and other organizational matters, as well as to carry out consultations with States parties in the period before the Conference. It also decided that the Chairman of the third session should open the Conference.

7.   At its first session, the Committee adopted its agenda as contained in paragraph 8 of document NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/21 and Corr.1, as follows:

 1.  Opening of the session.

 2.   Election of the Chairman.

 3.  Adoption of the agenda.

 4.   General debate on issues related to all aspects of the work of the Preparatory Committee.

 5.  Statements by non-governmental organizations.

 6.   Preparatory work for the review of the operation of the Treaty in accordance with article VIII, paragraph 3, of the Treaty, in particular, consideration of principles, objectives and ways to promote the full implementation of the Treaty, as well as its universality, including specific matters of substance related to the implementation of the Treaty and decisions 1 and 2, as well as the resolution on the Middle East adopted in 1995, and the outcome of the 2000 Review Conference, including developments affecting the operation and purpose of the Treaty.

 7.  Organization of work of the Preparatory Committee: 

   (a)  Election of officers;

   (b)   Dates and venue for further sessions;

   (c)  Methods of work:

     (i)  Decision-making;

      (ii)  Participation;

     (iii)   Working languages;

     (iv)   Records and documents.

 8.   Report on the results of the session to the next session of the Preparatory Committee.

 9.  Organization of the 2005 Review Conference:

   (a)  Dates and venue;

   (b)   Draft rules of procedure;

   (c)   Election of the President and other officers;

   (d)  Appointment of the Secretary-General of the Review Conference; 

   (e)  Provisional agenda;

   (f)   Financing of the Review Conference, including its Preparatory Committee;

   (g)  Background documentation;

   (h)  Final document(s).

 10.   Adoption of the final report and recommendations of the Preparatory Committee to the Review Conference.

 11.  Any other matters.

8.   Hannelore Hoppe, Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, Department for Disarmament Affairs, served as Secretary of the first session of the Preparatory Committee. Silvana Fonseca da Silva, Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, Department for Disarmament Affairs, served as Secretary of the second and third sessions of the Preparatory Committee. Tariq Rauf, Head, Verification and Security Policy Coordination, Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) represented the Agency at all sessions.

9.   Delegations of the following 153 States parties participated in one or more sessions of the Preparatory Committee:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

10.   At the second session, the Chairman made the following statement: “You will recall that the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons mandated the Chairpersons of the sessions of the Preparatory Committee ‘to carry out consultations with the States Parties to prepare the ground for the outcome of the sessions as well as their agenda’. Accordingly, I carried out those consultations, which revealed diverging views on the status of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the NPT. It is my conviction that a debate on the issue would only serve to the detriment of the purpose of the Preparatory Committee, namely ‘to consider principles, objectives and ways in order to promote the full implementation of the Treaty, as well as its universality’. In the light of the above, the Chair has the intention, under his own responsibility, not to open a debate on this issue and to retain the nameplate of the said country temporarily, in his custody. The Chair has therefore asked the Secretariat to hold the nameplate in the conference room for the duration of the second session of the Preparatory Committee. This is in no way meant to prejudice the outcome of ongoing consultations on the issue”. The Committee took note of that statement.

11.   At the third session, the Chairman made the following statement: “I would like to refer to some aspects of my consultations prior to this session, which I carried out in accordance with the mandate given to the Chairpersons of the sessions of the Preparatory Committee as contained in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. My consultations revealed, inter alia, the continuation of divergent views on the status of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in NPT. The consultations also revealed that States Parties were ready to uphold, in this regard, the procedure applied by my predecessor, Ambassador László Molnár. Accordingly, it is the intention of the Chair, under his own responsibility, not to open a debate on this issue and to retain the nameplate of the said country temporarily, in his custody. The Chair has therefore asked the Secretariat to hold the nameplate in the conference room for the duration of the third session of the Preparatory Committee. This is in no way meant to prejudice the outcome of ongoing consultations on this issue”. The Committee took note of that statement.

12.  At its first session, the Committee decided that:

 (a)   Representatives of States not parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons should be allowed, upon request, to attend as observers the meetings of the Committee other than those designated closed meetings, to be seated in the Committee behind their countries’ nameplates and to receive documents of the Committee. They should also be entitled to submit documents to the participants in the Committee. Accordingly, representatives of Cuba attended the first session of the Committee as observers;

   (b)   Representatives of specialized agencies and international and regional intergovernmental organizations should be allowed, upon request, to attend as observers the meetings of the Committee other than those designated closed meetings, to be seated in the Committee behind their organizations’ nameplates and to receive documents of the Committee. They should also be entitled to submit, in writing, their views and comments on questions within their competence, which may be circulated as documents of the Committee. The following international and regional intergovernmental organizations were represented as observers at meetings of the Committee: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), European Commission, International Committee of the Red Cross, League of Arab States, Organization of African Unity (first session), Organization of the Islamic Conference, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and Pacific Islands Forum;

 (c)   Representatives of non-governmental organizations should be allowed, upon request, to attend the meetings of the Committee other than those designated closed, to be seated in the public gallery, to receive documents of the Committee and, at their own expense, to make written material available to the participants in the Committee. The Committee shall also allocate a meeting to non-governmental organizations to address each session of the Committee. Representatives of 111 non-governmental organizations attended one or more sessions of the Committee.

13.   At its first session, the Committee decided to make every effort to adopt its decisions by consensus. In the event that consensus could not be reached, the Committee would then take decisions in accordance with the rules of procedure of the 2000 Review Conference, which would be applied mutatis mutandis.

14.   Also at its first session, the Committee decided to use Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish as its working languages.

15.   In accordance with the Committee’s decision at its first session, summary records were provided, at each session, for the Committee’s opening meetings, the general debate and the closing meetings. The summary records of the first session were issued as documents NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/SR.1-4, 6, 18 and 19. The summary records of the second session were issued as documents NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/SR.1-4 and 19. The summary records of the third session (NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/SR.1-3 and 5) are issued separately as annex I to the present report.

16.   At each session, the Committee set aside meetings for a general debate on issues related to all aspects of its work in the course of which many delegations made statements. All statements are reflected in the summary records of those meetings.

17.   Also at each session, the Committee set aside one meeting for presentations by representatives of non-governmental organizations.

 

II.   Substantive work of the Committee

 

 

18.   The Committee held 30 meetings devoted to substantive discussions under agenda item 6.

19.   The discussion at each session of the Preparatory Committee was structured according to indicative timetables, which provided equal time for the consideration of three clusters of issues and three specific blocs of issues.

20. 20.   At the third session, the Chairman made the following statement: “To resolve the pending issues that we have, particularly on the timetable of this session of the Committee, and with the objective of ensuring that any understanding that is achieved on how the issues relevant to the Treaty are addressed does not prejudice the way in which these issues are to be dealt with at the Review Conference, I intend to organize our work in the few days to come in the following way: the Chair will provide the opportunity for States parties to specifically address the issue of security assurances under the time allocated for cluster 1, and the issue of the 1995 Middle East resolution under the time allocated for regional issues. In reaching this conclusion, the Chair has taken into account the different views that exist on the timetable of work and the limited time available for our deliberations at this particular session of the Committee. Delegations are invited to structure their deliberations on the issues that will be dealt with, within these time allocations in accordance with the proposal that I am making. I strongly hope that such an approach will secure a positive outcome for our work for the completion of the mandates of the Committee. Regarding any other issues on our agenda, the structure of the programme of work of the previous two sessions of the Committee will be applied with some necessary adjustments”. The Committee took note of that statement and of the indicative timetable proposed by the Chairman.

21.   The Committee considered the following three clusters of issues as contained in annex VIII to the final report of the Preparatory Committee for the 2000 Review Conference (NPT/CONF.2000/1):

 (a)   Implementation of the provisions of the Treaty relating to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, disarmament and international peace and security;

 (b)   Implementation of the provisions of the Treaty relating to non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, safeguards and nuclear-weapon-free zones;

 (c)   Implementation of the provisions of the Treaty relating to the inalienable right of all States parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, without discrimination and in conformity with articles I and II.

22.  The Committee considered the following three specific blocs of issues:

 (a)   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and paragraphs 3 and 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as the agreements, conclusions and commitments listed under the section entitled “Article VI and eighth to twelfth preambular paragraphs” contained in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference;

 (b)   Regional issues, including with respect to the Middle East and the implementation of the 1995 Middle East resolution and the commitments, conclusions and follow-up submissions to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the 2005 Review Conference and the Chairpersons of the Preparatory Committee meetings, in accordance with the relevant subparagraphs listed under the section entitled “Regional issues: the Middle East, particularly implementation of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East”, contained in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference;

 (c)  Safety and security of peaceful nuclear programmes. 

23.   Guided by the provisions of the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference, paragraph 7 of the section entitled “Improving the effectiveness of the strengthened review process for the Treaty”, the Chairmen of the first and second sessions of the Committee prepared factual summaries of the consideration of the issues of the Committee, which were annexed to the respective reports of the first and second sessions.

24.   The Committee had before it a number of documents submitted by delegations. The list of the documents submitted during the Committee’s sessions is contained in annex II to the present report.

 

 III.   Organization of work of the Review Conference

 

 

25.   In the course of its sessions, the Committee considered the following questions relating to the organization and work of the 2005 Review Conference:

 (a)  Dates and venue;

 (b)   Draft rules of procedure;

 (c)   Election of the President and other officers;

 (d)   Appointment of the Secretary-General;

 (e)  Provisional agenda;

 (f)   Financing of the Review Conference, including its Preparatory Committee;

 (g)  Background documentation;

 (h)  Final document(s).

    Dates and venue of the Conference

 

26.   At its third session, the Committee reaffirmed its agreement, reached at its first session, that the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons would be held in New York from 2 to 27 May 2005.

 

    Draft rules of procedure

 

27.   At its third session, the Committee considered the draft rules of procedure for the Conference and agreed to recommend to the Conference the draft rules of procedure as contained in annex III to the present report.

28.   Also at its third session, the Committee agreed to recommend to the Conference that, notwithstanding rule 44.3 of the draft rules of procedure recommended to the Conference, specialized agencies and international and regional intergovernmental organizations be invited to make oral presentations to the Conference upon the decision of the Conference, on a case-by-case basis.

29.   At its third session, the Committee agreed to recommend to the Conference that, in accordance with the draft rules of procedure, representatives of non-governmental organizations be allowed to attend meetings, other than those designated as closed, and to receive documents of the Conference; that, in accordance with past practice, non-governmental organizations be allowed to make written material available, at their own expense, to the participants of the Conference; and that non-governmental organizations be allowed to address the Conference, consistent with the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference.

 

    Election of the President and other officers

 

30.   At its third session, the Committee unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Sérgio de Queiroz Duarte of Brazil for the presidency of the 2005 Review Conference.

31.   Also at the third session, the Committee agreed to recommend that Main Committee I should be chaired by a representative of the Group of Non-Aligned and Other States, i.e., the Chairman of the third session of the Preparatory Committee (Indonesia); Main Committee II should be chaired by a representative of the Group of Eastern European States, i.e., the Chairman of the second session of the Preparatory Committee (Hungary); and that Main Committee III should be chaired by a representative of the Western Group, i.e., the Chairman of the first session of the Preparatory Committee (Sweden).

32.   The Committee also agreed to recommend that the post of Chairman of the Drafting Committee be assumed by a representative of the Group of Eastern European States, and the post of Chairman of the Credentials Committee by a representative of the Group of Non-Aligned and Other States.

 

    Appointment of the Secretary-General

 

33.   At its first session, the Committee decided to invite the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in consultation with the members of the Preparatory Committee, to nominate an official to act as provisional Secretary-General of the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, a nomination to be confirmed by the Conference itself. At its third session, the Committee was informed of the decision of the Secretary-General, taken after consultations with the members of the Preparatory Committee, to nominate Silvana Fonseca da Silva, Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch, Department for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, to serve as provisional Secretary-General of the Conference. The Committee took note of that nomination.

 

    Financing of the Review Conference, including its Preparatory Committee 

 

34.   At its second session, the Committee took note of the estimated costs of the Conference, including its Preparatory Committee (NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/1). At its third session, the Committee agreed to the schedule for the division of costs. The schedule for the division of costs is contained in the appendix to the draft rules of procedure as reflected in annex III to the present report.

 

    Final document(s)

 

35.   At its third session, the Committee decided to defer the consideration of this matter to the 2005 Review Conference.

 

 IV.   Participation at the Review Conference

 

 

36.   The Committee decided that invitations to States which, in accordance with the decision on participation, were entitled to participate in the Conference, as well as invitations to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, should be issued by the Chairman of the third session of the Preparatory Committee.

 V.   Adoption of the final report

 

 

37.   The Preparatory Committee adopted its final report at its last meeting, on 7 May 2004. 1 

 


 

Annex I

 

   Summary records 

  

  

  The summary records of the meetings of the third session of the Preparatory Committee will be issued separately in documents NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/SR.1-3 and 5.

 

 

 


 

Annex II

 

   List of documents 

  

  

    First Session

 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/1      Provisional agenda

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/2       Measures taken to institutionalize Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status: report submitted by Mongolia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3       Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: compilation of reports submitted by Algeria, Australia, Egypt and Jordan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.1     Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: compilation of reports submitted by Canada, China, Morocco, Sweden and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.2     Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: compilation of reports submitted by Saudi Arabia and Tunisia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.3     Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by the United States of America

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.4     Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: compilation of reports submitted by Japan and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.5     Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: compilation of reports submitted by France and Tunisia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.6     Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Qatar

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/4       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Poland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/5       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Thailand

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/5/Add.1     Implementation of additional measures to help promote nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, through the efforts of the Office of the Atomic Energy Agency for Peace: report submitted by Thailand

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/6       Implementation of article VI obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Australia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/7       Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by New Zealand

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/8       Report within the framework of the strengthened review process for the Non-Proliferation Treaty, on the implementation of article VI and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”, submitted by Indonesia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/9       New Agenda Coalition paper, submitted by Egypt on behalf of the New Agenda countries

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/10       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/11       Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/12/Corr.1     Submission by the United States of America (see document NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/3/Add.3)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/13NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/13       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/14       Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/15       Statement made by Myanmar on behalf of the countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations on the Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Treaty of Bangkok)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/16       Statement made by Spain on 8 April 2002 on behalf of the European Union 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/17       Statement made by Spain on 15 April 2002 on behalf of the European Union

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/18       Implementation of article VI of the Treaty and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Ireland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/19       Note verbale dated 18 April 2002 from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations addressed to the secretariat of the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/20       Report pursuant to the provision of the final document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, in particular to articles VI and VII of the Treaty, submitted by Malaysia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.1     Working paper submitted by Egypt on behalf of the New Agenda Coalition (Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.2     Working paper submitted by Indonesia on behalf of the members of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.3     Reporting by States Parties: working paper submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.4     Attaining a nuclear-weapon-free world: working paper submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.5     Non-strategic nuclear weapons: working paper submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.6     Nuclear disarmament and reduction of the danger of nuclear war: working paper submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.7    Working paper submitted by Japan 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.8     Peaceful uses of nuclear energy: working paper submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.9     The prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear-weapon-free zones and the Middle East nuclear question: working paper submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.10     Working paper submitted by Egypt on behalf of the New Agenda Coalition (Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.11     Proposed elements for inclusion in the report of the Preparatory Committee on the work of its first session: working paper submitted by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.12     Protection against nuclear terrorism and security of nuclear materials and nuclear installations: working paper submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.13     Working paper submitted by the delegations of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/WP.14     Statement made by Indonesia on 19 April 2002 on behalf of the members of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/CRP.1     Draft report of the Preparatory Committee on its first session

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/INF.1    Information note

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/INF.2    List of non-governmental organizations

  

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/INF.3    Indicative timetable

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.I/INF.4    List of participants

 

   Second Session 

  

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/1       Estimated cost of the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/2       Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Hungary

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/3       Statement of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/3/Rev.1     Statement of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean — Revision

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/4       Update on the work of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/5       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by the Republic of Korea

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/6       Report by the Kingdom of Morocco on the implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the 1995 resolution on the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/7       Measures undertaken by the Republic of Croatia on implementing the provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by the Republic of Croatia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/8       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Slovakia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/9       Report on steps taken during the past year to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Egypt

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/10       Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Lithuania

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/10/Corr.1   Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-(English only)   

Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report

  submitted by Lithuania — Corrigendum

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/11       China’s national report on steps to promote the Middle East Peace Process and the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East: report submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/12       Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Australia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/13       Implementation of article VI of the NPT and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Australia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/14       Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by New Zealand

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/15       Report by the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/16       New Agenda Coalition paper submitted by New Zealand on behalf of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden as members of the New Agenda Coalition

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/17       Report by the Kingdom of Morocco on the implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and of paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on the “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation”, as well as on the implementation of the 1995 resolution on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/18       Implementation of article VI of the NPT, taking into account the conclusions in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Principles and Objectives: report submitted by the Netherlands

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/19       Implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty: report submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/20       Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/21       Joint statement by the Russian Federation and the United States of America on the Moscow Treaty (SORT) to the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/22       Provisions of the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, in particular articles VI and VII of the Treaty: report submitted by Malaysia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/23       Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and of paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Switzerland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/24       Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Indonesia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/25       The strengthened review process for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: implementation of article VI and other provisions: report submitted by South Africa

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/26       Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by the Republic of Bulgaria

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/27       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Finland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/28       Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Sri Lanka

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/29       Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/30       Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East: report submitted by Saudi Arabia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/31   Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/32   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/33   Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Brazil

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/34   Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Norway

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/35   Report on steps taken to promote the achievement of an effectively verifiable Middle East zone free from nuclear weapons as well as other weapons of mass destruction, and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/36   Steps taken to promote the environment necessary to encourage nations to establish an effectively verifiable Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by the United States of America

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/37   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and of paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on the “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament” as well as of the 13 practical steps of the 2000 Final Document: report submitted by Belgium

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/38   Paper submitted by the Permanent Delegation of the League of Arab States to the United Nations in Geneva on behalf of the League of Arab States to the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/39NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/39   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and paragraphs 3 and 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Ireland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/40   Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by Mongolia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/41   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and of paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on the principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Mexico

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/42  Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Romania

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/43   Report on the Middle East submitted under paragraph 16, subparagraph 7, of the chapter of the Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference devoted to article VII, on measures taken by France to promote the achievement of a zone free of nuclear weapons as well as other weapons of mass destruction and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by France

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/44   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East: report submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/45   Implementation of article VI: report submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/46   Realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East within the framework of the strengthened NPT review process: report submitted by the Syrian Arab Republic

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/47   Realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Jordan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/48   Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/49   Improving the effectiveness of the strengthened review process for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and implementation of article VI of the Treaty and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: report submitted by Peru

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.1   Verification of nuclear disarmament: first interim report on studies into the verification of nuclear warheads and their components: working paper submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.2   Reporting by States Parties: working paper submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.3   China’s working paper on nuclear disarmament and reduction of the danger of nuclear war

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.4   China’s working paper on the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.5   China’s working paper on the nuclear-weapon-free zones

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.6   China’s working paper on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.7   China’s working paper on the Middle East nuclear issue

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.8/Corr.1   Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East (see document NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/48)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.9   Further strengthening of the review process of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: working paper submitted by South Africa

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.10   Working paper submitted by the Republic of Cuba

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.11   Working paper: Security assurances: submitted by New Zealand on behalf of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Sweden, and South Africa as members of the New Agenda Coalition

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.12   Cluster issues — Article VII: working paper submitted by Uzbekistan 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.13   Reductions of non-strategic weapons: working paper submitted by Austria, Mexico and Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.14   Negative security assurances: working paper submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.15  Working paper submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.16   NGO participation in the NPT review process: working paper submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.17   Working paper submitted by Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway for consideration at the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.18   Working paper on disarmament and non-proliferation education: submitted by Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland and Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/WP.19   Working paper submitted by Malaysia on behalf of the Group of Non-Aligned and Other States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/CRP.1   Draft report of the Preparatory Committee on its second session

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/INF.1  Information note

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/INF.2  Indicative timetable

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/INF.3  List of non-governmental organizations 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/INF.3/Add.1   List of non-governmental organizations — Addendum

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/INF.3/Corr.1   List of non-governmental organizations — Corrigendum

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/INF.4  List of participants

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.II/MISC.1  Provisional list of participants

 

   Third Session 

  

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/1   Implementation of the Treaty: report submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/2   Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/3   Report by the United Kingdom on the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/4   Update on the work of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization: report submitted by the provisional technical secretariat of the Preparatory Commission

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/5   Implementation of the Treaty: report submitted by the Republic of Lithuania

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/6   Steps taken by China to facilitate the Middle East peace process and promote the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East: report submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/7   Implementation of article VI of NPT and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Australia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/8   Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Australia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/9   Implementation of article VI of NPT and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Switzerland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/10  Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by the Republic of Korea

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/11   New Agenda Coalition: substantive recommendations to the third session of the Preparatory Committee

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/12   Report of Morocco on the implementation of the Treaty and the 1995 resolution on the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/13   Implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty: report submitted by Slovakia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/14   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/15   Steps to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/16   Implementation of article VI of NPT, taking into account the conclusions in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 principles and objectives: report submitted by the Netherlands

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/17  Havana Declaration: submitted by Cuba 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/18   Implementation of the Treaty: report submitted by Hungary

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/19   Report presented by the Syrian Arab Republic at the third session of the Preparatory Committee with a view to the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East within the framework of the strengthened review process for the Non-Proliferation Treaty

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/20   Report submitted by Portugal on the implementation of article VI of NPT and of paragraph 4 (c) of the decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, produced by the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/21   Report on steps taken to promote the achievement of an effectively verifiable Middle East zone free from nuclear weapons as well as other weapons of mass destruction, and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/22  Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/23   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty and of paragraph 4 (c) of the principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament adopted in 1995: report submitted by Mexico

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/24   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Ukraine

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/25  Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Romania

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/26   Steps taken during the past year to promote the achievement of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolutions on the Middle East: report submitted by Egypt

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/27   Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by New Zealand

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/28   Implementation of article VI of NPT and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Norway

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/29   Implementation of article VI of NPT and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Greece

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/30  Not issued

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/31   Report submitted by Spain on the implementation of article VI of NPT, in line with the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference (13 steps), to the third session of the Preparatory Committee

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/32   Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East: report submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/33   Implementation of article VI: report submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/34   Implementation of the Treaty: report submitted to Luxembourg

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/35   Report on the Middle East — pursuant to paragraph 16 (7) of the section on article VII in the Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference — concerning the steps taken by France to promote the creation of a zone free of nuclear weapons as well as other weapons of mass destruction and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/36   Implementation of the Treaty: report submitted by Austria

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/37   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty and paragraphs 3 and 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Ireland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/38   Implementation of article VI of the Treaty and of paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on the principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as on the 13 practical steps of the 2000 final document: report submitted by Belgium

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/39  Implementation of article VI and paragraph

4 (c) of the 1995 decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament: report submitted by Finland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/40  Document submitted by the United States 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/41   Implementation of Article VI and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 decision on “Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament”: Report submitted by Malaysia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/42   Substantive recommendations by the Islamic Republic of Iran to the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the 2005 NPT Review Conference

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/43   Position paper on the Final Outcome of the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2005 NPT Review Conference: submitted by the Non-Aligned States and other States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/44   Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: report submitted by the Republic of Kazakhstan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/45   Implementation of Article VI of the NPT and paragraph 4 (c) of the 1995 Decision on “Principles and Objectives for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament”: report submitted by the Czech Republic

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/46   The Contemporary Crisis of Compliance: Submitted by the United States 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/47   Report on measures to promote the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East: report submitted by Tunisia

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/48   Report of Algeria concerning the measures taken to promote the creation of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East and the realization of the goals and objectives of the 1995 resolution on the Middle East

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.1   Overcoming the Institutional Deficit of the NPT: working paper submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.2   Reporting by States parties: working paper submitted by Canada

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.3   Verification of nuclear disarmament: Second interim report on studies into the verification of nuclear warheads and their components: working paper submitted by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.4   Working paper on the issue of nuclear disarmament and reduction of the danger of nuclear war submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.5   Working paper on prevention of the proliferation of nuclear weapons submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.6   Working paper on nuclear-weapon-free zones submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.7   Working paper on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy submitted by China 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.8   Working paper on the Middle East nuclear issue submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.9   Working paper on security assurances submitted by China

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.10   Plutonium management group: activities since the 2000 NPT Review Conference: working paper submitted by Switzerland on behalf of Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.11  Working paper submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.12   Paper presented on behalf of the States members of the League of Arab States at the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.13   Working paper on reductions of non-strategic nuclear weapons submitted by Austria, Sweden and Ukraine

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.14   Working paper on export controls submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.15   Strengthening the NPT against withdrawal and non-compliance — Suggestions for the establishment of procedures and mechanisms: working paper submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.16   Compliance: working paper submitted by Germany

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.17   Working paper on disarmament and non-proliferation education: submitted by Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Poland and Sweden

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.18   Japan’s efforts in disarmament and non-proliferation education: working paper submitted by Japan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.19   Recommendations to the 2005 NPT Review Conference on strengthening the implementation of articles I, II, III, IV: working paper submitted by the United States


NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.20   The proliferation security initiative and its implications for the Treaty: working paper submitted by Cuba

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.21   Working paper on the Southeast Asia nuclear-weapon-free zone submitted by the ASEAN member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.22   Strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime: working paper submitted by France

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.23   Cooperative threat reduction: working paper submitted by Italy

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.24   Working paper submitted by Malaysia on behalf of the Group of Non-Aligned and Other States Parties to the Treaty

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.25   Working paper submitted by Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway for consideration at the third Preparatory Committee of the 2005 NPT Review Conference

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.26   Working paper submitted by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.27  Chairman’s summary

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.28  United States statement

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.29   Proposed amendments to the draft final report of the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 NPT Review Conference submitted by the Non-Aligned States and other States parties to the Treaty

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/WP.30  Chairman’s working paper

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/CRP.1   Note by the Secretariat (2005 NPT Review Conference Rules of procedure) 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/CRP.2  Schedule for the division of costs 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/CRP.3   Note by the Secretariat (2005 NPT Review Conference agenda)

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/CRP.4   Draft final report of the Preparatory Committee

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/INF.1  Information note

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/INF.2  List of non-governmental organizations 

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/INF.3  Indicative timetable

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/INF.4  List of participants

NPT/CONF.2005/PC.III/Misc.1  Provisional list of participants


 

Annex III

 

    Draft rules of procedure

 

 

 I.   Representation and credentials

 

 

    Delegations of Parties to the Treaty

 

 

   Rule 1 

 

1.   Each State Party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (hereinafter “the Treaty”) may be represented at the Conference of the Parties to the Treaty (hereinafter the “Conference”) by a head of delegation and such other representatives, alternate representatives and advisers as may be required.

2.   The head of delegation may designate an alternate representative or an adviser to act as a representative.

 

    Credentials

  

  

    Rule 2

  

  The credentials of representatives and the names of alternate representatives and advisers shall be submitted to the Secretary-General of the Conference, if possible not less than one week before the date fixed for the opening of the Conference. Credentials shall be issued either by the head of the State or Government or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

 

    Credentials Committee

 

 

   Rule 3

 

  The Conference shall establish a Credentials Committee composed of the Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen elected in accordance with rule 5, and six members appointed by the Conference on the proposal of the President. The Committee shall examine the credentials of representatives and report to the Conference without delay.

 

    Provisional participation

 

 

   Rule 4 

 

  Pending a decision of the Conference upon their credentials, representatives shall be entitled to participate provisionally in the Conference.

 

 

 II.  Officers 

 

 

   Election 

  

  

   Rule 5 

  

  The Conference shall elect the following officers: a President and thirty-four Vice-Presidents, as well as a Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen for each of the three Main Committees, the Drafting Committee and the Credentials Committee. The officers shall be elected so as to ensure a representative distribution of posts.

 

    Acting President

 

 

   Rule 6

 

1.   If the President is absent from a meeting or any part thereof, he shall designate a Vice-President to take his place.

2.   A Vice-President acting as President shall have the same powers and duties as the President.

 

    Voting rights of the President

 

 

   Rule 7 

 

  The President, or a Vice-President acting as President, shall not vote, but shall appoint another member of his delegation to vote in his place.

 

 

 III.  General Committee

  

  

    Composition

 

 

   Rule 8

 

1.   The General Committee shall be composed of the President of the Conference, who shall preside, the thirty-four Vice-Presidents, the Chairmen of the three Main Committees, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee and the Chairman of the Credentials Committee. No two members of the General Committee shall be members of the same delegation and it shall be so constituted as to ensure its representative character.

2.   If the President is unable to attend a meeting of the General Committee, he may designate a Vice-President to preside at such meeting and a member of his delegation to take his place. If a Vice-President is unable to attend, he may designate a member of his delegation to take his place. If the Chairman of a Main Committee, the Drafting Committee or the Credentials Committee is unable to attend, he may designate one of the Vice-Chairmen to take his place, with the right to vote unless he is of the same delegation as another member of the General Committee.

 

    Functions

  

  

    Rule 9

  

  The General Committee shall assist the President in the general conduct of the business of the Conference and, subject to the decisions of the Conference, shall ensure the coordination of its work.

 

 

 

 IV.   Conference Secretariat

 

 

    Duties of the Secretary-General of the Conference

 

 

   Rule 10 

 

1.   There shall be a Secretary-General of the Conference. He shall act in that capacity in all meetings of the Conference, its committees and subsidiary bodies, and may designate a member of the Secretariat to act in his place at these meetings.

2.   The Secretary-General of the Conference shall direct the staff required by the Conference.

 

    Duties of the Secretariat

 

 

   Rule 11 

 

  The Secretariat of the Conference shall, in accordance with these rules:

 (a)  Interpret speeches made at meetings;

 (b)   Receive, translate and circulate the documents of the Conference;

 (c)   Publish and circulate any report of the Conference;

 (d)   Make and arrange for the keeping of sound recordings and summary records of meetings;

 (e)   Arrange for the custody of documents of the Conference in the archives of the United Nations and provide authentic copies of these documents to each of the depository Governments; and

 (f)   Generally perform all other work that the Conference may require.

  

   Costs 

 

 Rule 121

 

  The costs of the Conference, including the sessions of the Preparatory Committee, will be met by the States Parties to the Treaty participating in the Conference in accordance with the schedule for the division of costs as shown in the appendix to these Rules.

 

1   It is understood that the financial arrangements provided by rule 12 do not constitute a precedent.

 

 

 V.  Conduct of business

  

  

    Quorum

  

 

   Rule 13

 

1.   A majority of the States Parties to the Treaty participating in the Conference shall constitute a quorum.

2.   To determine whether the Conference is quorate, any State Party may call for a roll call at any time.

 

    General powers of the President

 

 

   Rule 14 

 

1.   In addition to exercising the powers conferred upon him elsewhere by these Rules, the President shall preside at the plenary meetings of the Conference; he shall declare the opening and closing of each meeting, direct the discussion, ensure observance of these Rules, accord the right to speak, ascertain consensus, put questions to the vote and announce decisions. He shall rule on points of order. The President, subject to these Rules, shall have complete control of the proceedings and over the maintenance of order thereat. The President may propose to the Conference the closure of the list of speakers, a limitation on the time to be allowed to speakers and on the number of times the representative of each State may speak on the question, the adjournment or the closure of the debate and the suspension or the adjournment of a meeting.

2.   The President, in the exercise of his functions, remains under the authority of the Conference.

 

    Points of order

  

 

   Rule 15

 

  A representative may at any time raise a point of order, which shall be immediately decided by the President in accordance with these Rules. A representative may appeal against the ruling of the President. The appeal shall be immediately put to the vote, and the President’s ruling shall stand unless overruled by a majority of the representatives present and voting. A representative may not, in raising a point of order, speak on the substance of the matter under discussion.

 

    Speeches

  

  

    Rule 16

  

1.   No one may address the Conference without having previously obtained the permission of the President. Subject to rules 15, 17 and 19 to 22, the President shall call upon speakers in the order in which they signify their desire to speak.

2.   Debate shall be confined to the subject under discussion and the President may call a speaker to order if his remarks are not relevant thereto.

3.   The Conference may limit the time allowed to speakers and the number of times the representative of each State may speak on a question; permission to speak on a motion to set such limits shall be accorded only to two representatives in favour of and to two opposing such limits, after which the motion shall be immediately put to the vote. In any event, the President shall limit interventions on procedural questions to a maximum of five minutes. When the debate is limited and a speaker exceeds the allotted time, the President shall call him to order without delay.

    Precedence

  

  

    Rule 17

  

  The Chairman of a committee may be accorded precedence for the purpose of explaining the conclusion arrived at by his committee.

 

    Closing of list of speakers

 

 

   Rule 18 

 

  During the course of a debate the President may announce the list of speakers and, with the consent of the Conference, declare the list closed. When the debate on an item is concluded because there are no more speakers, the President shall declare the debate closed. Such closure shall have the same effect as closure pursuant to rule 22.

 

    Right of reply

  

 

   Rule 19

 

  Notwithstanding rule 18, the President may accord the right of reply to a representative of any State participating in the Conference. Such statements shall be as brief as possible and shall, as a general rule, be delivered at the end of the last meeting of the day.

 

    Suspension or adjournment of the meeting

 

 

   Rule 20 

 

  A representative may at any time move the suspension or the adjournment of the meeting. No discussion on such motions shall be permitted and they shall, subject to rule 23, be immediately put to the vote.

 

    Adjournment of debate

 

 

   Rule 21 

 

  A representative may at any time move the adjournment of the debate on the question under discussion. Permission to speak on the motion shall be accorded only to two representatives in favour of and to two opposing the adjournment, after which the motion shall, subject to rule 23, be immediately put to the vote.

 

    Closure of debate

 

 

   Rule 22 

 

  A representative may at any time move the closure of the debate on the question under discussion, whether or not any other representative has signified his wish to speak. Permission to speak on the motion shall be accorded only to two representatives opposing the closure, after which the motion shall, subject to rule 23, be immediately put to the vote.

 

    Order of motions

 

 

   Rule 23 

 

  The motions indicated below shall have precedence in the following order over all proposals or other motions before the meeting:

 (a)  To suspend the meeting;

 (b)  To adjourn the meeting;

 (c)  To adjourn the debate on the question under discussion;

 (d)  To close the debate on the question under discussion. 

  

    Submission of proposals and substantive amendments

 

 

   Rule 24 

 

  Proposals and substantive amendments shall normally be submitted in writing to the Secretary-General of the Conference, who shall circulate copies to all delegations. Unless the Conference decides otherwise, proposals and substantive amendments shall be discussed or decided on no earlier than twenty-four hours after copies have been circulated in all languages of the Conference to all delegations.

 

    Withdrawal of proposals and motions

 

 

   Rule 25 

 

  A proposal or a motion may be withdrawn by its sponsor at any time before a decision on it has been taken, provided that it has not been amended. A proposal or a motion thus withdrawn may be reintroduced by any representative.

 

    Decision on competence

 

 

   Rule 26 

 

  Any motion calling for a decision on the competence of the Conference to adopt a proposal submitted to it shall be decided upon before a decision is taken on the proposal in question.

 

    Reconsideration of proposals

 

 

   Rule 27 

 

  Proposals adopted by consensus may not be reconsidered unless the Conference reaches a consensus on such reconsideration. A proposal that has been adopted or rejected by a majority or two-thirds vote may be reconsidered if the Conference, by a two-thirds majority, so decides. Permission to speak on a motion to reconsider shall be accorded only to two speakers opposing the motion, after which it shall be immediately put to the vote.

 

 

 VI.  Voting and elections

  

  

    Adoption of decisions

 

 

   Rule 28 

 

1.   The task of the Conference being to review, pursuant to paragraph 3 of article VIII of the Treaty, the operation of the Treaty with a view to ensuring that the purposes of the preamble and the provisions of the Treaty are being realized, and thus to strengthen its effectiveness, every effort should be made to reach agreement on substantive matters by means of consensus. There should be no voting on such matters until all efforts to achieve consensus have been exhausted.

2.   Decisions on matters of procedure and in elections shall be taken by a majority of representatives present and voting.

3.   If, notwithstanding the best efforts of delegates to achieve a consensus, a matter of substance comes up for voting, the President shall defer the vote for forty-eight hours and during this period of deferment shall make every effort, with the assistance of the General Committee, to facilitate the achievement of general agreement, and shall report to the Conference prior to the end of the period.

4.   If by the end of the period of deferment the Conference has not reached agreement, voting shall take place and decisions shall be taken by a two-thirds majority of the representatives present and voting, provided that such majority shall include at least a majority of the States participating in the Conference.

5.   If the question arises whether a matter is one of procedure or of substance, the President of the Conference shall rule on the question. An appeal against this ruling shall immediately be put to the vote and the President’s ruling shall stand unless the appeal is approved by a majority of the representatives present and voting.

6.   In cases where a vote is taken, the relevant rules of procedure relating to voting of the General Assembly of the United Nations shall apply, except as otherwise specifically provided herein.

 

    Voting rights

  

 

   Rule 29

 

  Every State party to the Treaty shall have one vote.

 

    Meaning of the phrase “representatives present and voting”

 

 

   Rule 30 

 

  For the purposes of these Rules, the phrase “representatives present and voting” means representatives casting an affirmative or negative vote. Representatives who abstain from voting are considered as not voting.

 

    Elections

  

  

    Rule 31

  

  All elections shall be held by secret ballot, unless the Conference decides otherwise in an election where the number of candidates does not exceed the number of elective places to be filled.

 

    Rule 32

  

1.   If, when only one elective place is to be filled, no candidate obtains in the first ballot the majority required, a second ballot shall be taken, confined to the two candidates having obtained the largest number of votes. If in the second ballot the votes are equally divided, the President shall decide between the candidates by drawing lots.

2.   In the case of a tie in the first ballot among the candidates obtaining the second largest number of votes, a special ballot shall be held among such candidates for the purpose of reducing their number to two; similarly, in the case of a tie among three or more candidates obtaining the largest number of votes, a special ballot shall be held; if a tie again results in this special ballot, the President shall eliminate one candidate by drawing lots and thereafter another ballot shall be held in accordance with paragraph 1.

 

    Rule 33

  

1.   When two or more elective places are to be filled at one time under the same conditions, those candidates, in a number not exceeding the number of such places, obtaining in the first ballot the majority required and the largest number of votes shall be elected.

2.   If the number of candidates obtaining such majority is less than the number of places to be filled, additional ballots shall be held to fill the remaining places, provided that if only one place remains to be filled the procedures in rule 32 shall be applied. The ballot shall be restricted to the unsuccessful candidates having obtained the largest number of votes in the previous ballot, but not exceeding twice the numbers of places remaining to be filled. However, in the case of a tie between a greater number of unsuccessful candidates, a special ballot shall be held for the purpose of reducing the number of candidates to the required number; if a tie again results among more than the required number of candidates, the President shall reduce their number to that required by drawing lots.

3.   If such a restricted ballot (not counting a special ballot held under the conditions specified in the last sentence of paragraph 2) is inconclusive, the President shall decide among the candidates by drawing lots.

 

 

 VII.  Committees 

  

  

    Main Committees and subsidiary bodies

 

 

   Rule 34 

 

  The Conference shall establish three Main Committees for the performance of its functions. Each such Committee may establish subsidiary bodies so as to provide for a focused consideration of specific issues relevant to the Treaty. As a general rule each State Party to the Treaty participating in the Conference may be represented in the subsidiary bodies unless otherwise decided by consensus.

 

    Representation on the Main Committees

 

 

   Rule 35 

 

  Each State Party to the Treaty participating in the Conference may be represented by one representative on each Main Committee. It may assign to these Committees such alternate representatives and advisers as may be required.

 

    Drafting Committee

 

 

   Rule 36 

 

1.   The Conference shall establish a Drafting Committee composed of representatives of the same States that are represented on the General Committee. It shall coordinate the drafting of and edit all texts referred to it by the Conference or by a Main Committee, without altering the substance of the texts, and report to the Conference or to the Main Committee as appropriate. It shall also, without reopening the substantive discussion on any matter, formulate drafts and give advice on drafting as requested by the Conference or a Main Committee.

2.   Representatives of other delegations may also attend the meetings of the Drafting Committee and may participate in its deliberations when matters of particular concern to them are under discussion.

 

    Officers and procedures

 

 

   Rule 37 

 

  The rules relating to officers, the Conference secretariat, conduct of business and voting of the Conference (contained in chaps. II (rules 5-7), IV (rules 10-11), V (rules 13-27) and VI (rules 28-33) above) shall be applicable, mutatis mutandis, to the proceedings of committees and subsidiary bodies, except that:

 (a)   Unless otherwise decided, any subsidiary body shall elect a chairman and such other officers as it may require;

 (b)   The Chairmen of the General, the Drafting and the Credentials Committees and the Chairmen of subsidiary bodies may vote in their capacity as representatives of their States;

 (c)   A majority of the representatives on the General, Drafting and Credentials Committees or on any subsidiary body shall constitute a quorum; the Chairman of a Main Committee may declare a meeting open and permit the debate to proceed when at least one quarter of the representatives of the States participating in the Conference are present.

 

 VIII.   Languages and records

 

 

    Languages of the Conference

 

 

   Rule 38 

 

  Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish shall be the official languages of the Conference.

 

    Interpretation

  

 

   Rule 39

 

1.   Speeches made in a language of the Conference shall be interpreted into the other languages.

2.   A representative may make a speech in a language other than a language of the Conference if he provides for interpretation into one such language. Interpretation into the other languages of the Conference by interpreters of the Secretariat may be based on the interpretation given in the first such language.

 

    Language of official documents

 

 

   Rule 40 

 

  Official documents shall be made available in the languages of the Conference.

 

    Sound recordings of meetings

 

 

   Rule 41 

 

  Sound recordings of meetings of the Conference and of all committees shall be made and kept in accordance with the practice of the United Nations. Unless otherwise decided by the Main Committee concerned, no such recordings shall be made of the meetings of a subsidiary body thereof.

 

    Summary records

  

 

   Rule 42

 

1.   Summary records of the plenary meetings of the Conference and of the meetings of the Main Committees shall be prepared by the Secretariat in the languages of the Conference. They shall be distributed in provisional form as soon as possible to all participants in the Conference. Participants in the debate may, within three working days of receipt of provisional summary records, submit to the Secretariat corrections on summaries of their own interventions, in special circumstances, the presiding officer may, in consultation with the Secretary-General of the Conference, extend the time for submitting corrections. Any disagreement concerning such corrections shall be decided by the presiding officer of the body to which the record relates, after consulting, where necessary, the sound recordings of the proceedings. Separate corrigenda to provisional records shall not normally be issued.

2.   The summary records, with any corrections incorporated, shall be distributed promptly to participants in the Conference.

 

 

 IX.   Public and private meetings

 

 

   Rule 43 

 

 

1.   The plenary meetings of the Conference and the meetings of the Main Committees shall be held in public unless the body concerned decides otherwise.

2.  Meetings of other organs of the Conference shall be held in private.

 

 

 X.   Participation and attendance

 

 

   Rule 44 

 

 

 1.  Observers 

  

 (a)   Any other State which, in accordance with article IX of the Treaty, has the right to become a Party thereto but which has neither acceded to it nor ratified it may apply to the Secretary-General of the Conference for observer status, which will be accorded on the decision of the Conference. 2 Such a State shall be entitled to appoint officials to attend meetings of the plenary and of the Main Committees other than those designated closed meetings and to receive documents of the Conference. An observer State shall also be entitled to submit documents for the participants in the Conference.

 (b)   Any national liberation organization entitled by the General Assembly of the United Nations 3 to participate as an observer in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly, all international conferences convened under the auspices of the General Assembly and all international conferences convened under the auspices of other organs of the United Nations may apply to the Secretary-General of the Conference for observer status, which will be accorded on the decision of the Conference. Such a liberation organization shall be entitled to appoint officials to attend meetings of the plenary and of the Main Committees other than those designated closed meetings and to receive documents of the Conference. An observer organization shall also be entitled to submit documents to the participants in the Conference.

 

 2.  The United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency 

 

  The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or their representatives, shall be entitled to attend meetings of the plenary and of the Main Committees and to receive the Conference documents. They shall also be entitled to submit material, both orally and in writing.

 

 3.   Specialized agencies and international and regional intergovernmental organizations

  

  The Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Pacific Forum, other international and regional intergovernmental organizations, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization and any specialized agency of the United Nations may apply to the Secretary-General of the Conference for observer agency status, which will be accorded on the decision of the Conference. An observer agency shall be entitled to appoint officials to attend meetings of the plenary and of the Main Committees, other than those designated closed meetings, and to receive the documents of the Conference. The Conference may also invite them to submit, in writing, their views and comments on questions within their competence, which may be circulated as conference documents.

 

 4.  Non-governmental organizations

 

  Representatives of non-governmental organizations who attend meetings of the plenary or of the Main Committees will be entitled upon request to receive the documents of the Conference.

 


Appendix

  

    (to rule 12)

 

 

    Schedule for the division of costs 4 

 

1.   The attached schedule shows the allocation of costs between States based on the participation of States in the first, second or third sessions of the Preparatory Committee.

2.   The schedule for the actual division of costs will be subject to review in the light of participation of States in the Conference, except that the shares designated in the schedule with an asterisk will remain as shown in the schedule. The balance of costs will be divided among the other States Parties participating in the Conference in accordance with the United Nations assessment scale prorated to take into account differences between the United Nations membership and the number of States Parties participating in the Conference. For States Parties that are not members of the United Nations, the share will be determined on the basis of the similarly prorated scale in force for determining their share in the activities in which they take part.

 

 


   Schedule 

 

 

Countries

Share of estimated total costs (percentage)

 

 

 

1.

Albania 

0.004

2.

Algeria

0.055

3.

Andorra

0.004

4.

Argentina

0.698

5.

Armenia

0.001

6.

Australia

1.163

7.

Austria

0.627

8.

Azerbaijan

0.004

9.

Bahamas

0.009

10.

Bahrain

0.022

11.

Bangladesh

0.007

12.

Barbados

0.007

13.

Belarus

0.013

14.

Belgium

0.781

15.

Belize 

0.001

16.

Bhutan

0.001

17.

Bolivia

0.007

18.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

0.002

19.

Botswana

0.009

20.

Brazil 

1.112

21.

Brunei Darussalam

0.025

22.

Bulgaria

0.012

23.

Burkina Faso

0.001

24.

Cambodia

0.001

25.

Cameroon

0.006

26.

Canada 

2.055

27.

Central African Republic

0.001

28.

Chile

0.163

29.

China

0.910*

30.

Colombia

0.113

31.

Congo 

0.001

32.

Costa Rica

0.022

33.

Côte d’Ivoire

0.007

34.

Croatia

0.027

35.

Cuba 

0.031

36.

Cyprus

0.028

37.

Czech Republic

0.134

38.

Denmark

0.524

39.

Djibouti

0.001

40.

Dominican Republic

0.025

41.

Ecuador

0.014

42.

Egypt 

0.088

43.

El Salvador

0.016

44.

Equatorial Guinea

0.001

45.

Estonia

0.009

46.

Ethiopia

0.003

47.

Fiji 

0.003

48.

Finland

0.389

49.

France

7.140*

50.

Georgia

0.002

51.

Germany

6.327

52.

Ghana 

0.003

53.

Greece

0.387

54.

Guatemala

0.022

55.

Guyana 

0.001

56.

Haiti

0.002

57.

Holy See

0.001

58.

Hungary

0.092

59.

Iceland

0.025

60.

Indonesia

0.104

61.

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

0.115

62.

Iraq 

0.012

63.

Ireland

0.256

64.

Italy

3.568

65.

Jamaica

0.006

66.

Japan 

14.220

67.

Jordan

0.008

68.

Kazakhstan

0.018

69.

Kenya 

0.007

70.

Kuwait

0.118

71.

Kyrgyzstan

0.001

72.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

0.001

73.

Latvia 

0.011

74.

Lebanon

0.018

75.

Lesotho

0.001

76.

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

0.096

77.

Liechtenstein

0.004

78.

Lithuania

0.018

79.

Luxembourg

0.056

80.

Madagascar

0.002

81.

Malawi 

0.001

82.

Malaysia

0.148

83.

Malta

0.010

84.

Mauritania

0.001

85.

Mauritius

0.008

86.

Mexico 

1.375

87.

Micronesia (Federated States of) 

0.001

88.

Monaco

0.002

89

Mongolia

0.001

90.

Morocco

0.034

91.

Mozambique

0.001

92.

Myanmar

0.007

93.

Nauru 

0.001

94.

Nepal

0.003

95.

Netherlands

1.234

96.

New Zealand

0.161

97.

Nicaragua

0.001

98.

Niger 

0.001

99.

Nigeria

0.031

100.

Norway

0.496

101.

Oman 

0.051

102.

Peru

0.067

103.

Philippines

0.069

104.

Poland 

0.337

105.

Portugal

0.343

106.

Qatar

0.047

107.

Republic of Korea

1.312

108.

Republic of Moldova

0.001

109.

Romania

0.044

110.

Russian Federation

8.000*

111.

Samoa 

0.001

112.

Saudi Arabia

0.521

113.

Senegal

0.004

114.

Serbia and Montenegro

0.014

115.

Sierra Leone

0.001

116.

Singapore

0.283

117.

Slovakia

0.037

118.

Slovenia

0.060

119.

Solomon Islands

0.001

120.

South Africa

0.213

121.

Spain 

1.841

122.

Sri Lanka

0.012

123.

Sudan

0.006

124.

Sweden 

0.729

125.

Switzerland

0.874

126.

Syrian Arab Republic

0.028

127.

Thailand

0.153

128.

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

0.004

129.

Togo

0.001

130.

Tonga 

0.001

131.

Tunisia

0.023

132.

Turkey

0.272

133.

Uganda 

0.004

134.

Ukraine

0.028

135.

United Arab Emirates

0.172

136.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6.130*

137.

United Republic of Tanzania

0.004

138.

United States of America

32.820*

139.

Uruguay

0.035

140.

Uzbekistan

0.010

141.

Venezuela

0.125

142.

Viet Nam

0.015

143.

Yemen 

0.004

144.

Zambia

0.002

145.

Zimbabwe

0.005

  

*   In accordance with rule 12 of rules of procedure, these shares remain unchanged.  


Document symbol: NPT/CONF.2005/1
Document Type: Report
Document Sources: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject: Arms control and regional security issues
Publication Date: 20/05/2004