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Index

I.    Introduction
II.   Schedule of Events
III.  Working Papers and Country Statements
IV.  NGO Presentations
V.   Daily Briefings
VI.  Other Statements
VII. Reports
VIII. Links

I. Introduction

When the NPT was indefinitely extended in 1995, the States parties adopted a package of decisions intended to strengthen the Treaty's review process. These established a set of Principles and Objectives on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament and provided for three


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to four PrepComs to be held in the four years leading up to the five-yearly Review Conferences. Under the strengthened review process, the Review Conferences were mandated to look forward, evaluate the Treaty's operation and  identify the areas and means for making progress on its implementation. 

NPT Narrative

II. Schedule of Events

III. Working Papers and Country Statements

1. Opening Statement by Ambassador Eugenius Wyzner
        2. Working Papers
a.  Input for the Possible Revised Chair's Working Paper (Canada)
b. On Security Assurances (South Africa)
c. NAM Working Paper for the Prep Com (Movement of Non-Aligned States)
                c. Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT)
Concept Paper (Australia)
Statement by Australia on FMCT
        3. Country Statements
Joint Statement by China, France, Russia, UK and U.S. (General debate, 27 April 1998)
Canada (General debate, 27 April 1998)
China (General debate, 27 April 1998)
European Union (General debate, 27 April 1998)
Indonesia (General debate, 27 April 1998)
New Zealand (General debate, 27 April 1998)
Russia (General debate, 27 April 1998) 
South Africa (General debate, 27 April 1998)
South Africa (Cluster 1 debate, 29 April 1998)
Turkey (General debate, 27 April 1998)
Ukarine (General debate, 28 April 1998)
United States of America (General debate, 27 April 1998)  

IV. NGO Presentations

PREAMBLE
1.  Spiritual, Ethical, and Humanitarian Perspective on Nuclear Weapons
2.  Nuclear Colonialism and Environmental Racism: An Indigenous Perspective
PROLIFERATION & SAFEGUARDS -- NPT ARTICLES I, II, III
3.  NATO Nuclear Weapons Transfer
4.  Fissile Materials, Controls, Inventory and IAEA Safeguards
ENERGY -- NPT ARTICLE IV
5.  Health and Environmental Effects of Nuclear Weapons Production...
6.  Nuclear Power and Alternatives for Sustainable Energy
NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT -- NPT ARTICLE VI
7.  Article VI: Immediate Steps on CTBT and START
8.  New Nuclear Weapons Development and Anti-Disarmament Policies
9.  Next Steps: Dealerting, No First Use & Confidence Building Measures
10. Nuclear Weapons Convention: Why and How
11. Security Beyond Nuclear Deterrence
NUCLEAR WEAPON-FREE ZONES -- NPT ARTICLE VII
12. Regional Initiatives
CLOSING
13. A Call to Action
SUMMARY OF NGO STATEMENTS

V. Daily Briefings

May 10 1998: Agreement Denied (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 10)
May 8 1998: Brinkmanship (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 9)
May 6 1998: The Review Process at Risk (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 8)
May 4 1998: Procedural Questions and FMCT (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 7)
May 4 1998: Cluster 1: Nuclear Disarmament (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 6)
April 30 1998: General Debate Concludes (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 5)
April 29 1998: NGOs Address the PrepCom (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 4)
April 29 1998: Non-Aligned Positions Set Out (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 3)
April 28 1998: General Debate Begins (1998 NPT PrepCom - Briefing No 2)
April 27 1998: Preparing For The Future (1998 NPT PrepCom Briefing No 1)

VI. Other Statements

The Determined Pursuit of Systematic and Progressive Efforts to Impede Nuclear Disarmament , by David Krieger, President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Reports

Acronym Report No 11: "Reviewing the NPT: Preparing for the Future, April 1998"

Links

During the 1998 meeting, other organizations placed documents, analysis, and other publications related to the PrepCom. Key links include:

The Acronym Institute : Almost daily analysis during the PrepCom, as well as a wealth of historical information and documentation on the NPT.

British American Security Information Council (BASIC) : BASIC is making available official speeches, draft texts, and related documents as they become available.

International Peace Bureau (IPB) : Statements from and links to other international NGOs working on the PrepCom.