The Significant Political Declaration and the Forthcoming 10th NPT Review Conference

Miroslav Tůma discusses in his new policy paper the importance of the political declaration issued in connection with the 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

The political declaration with an annex entitled Advancing Nuclear Disarmament, Securing Our Future was adopted on 25 February 2020 in Berlin by the Foreign Ministers of the fifteen countries associated in the prestigious Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament. They call on all NPT participating countries to discuss and adopt the proposed stepping stones. According to the authors of the declaration, the implementation could contribute to averting the dangerous development of the security situation and to the gradual realization of the generally supported vision of creating a world without nuclear weapons.

Due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the 10th NPT Review Conference was postponed indefinitely.

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Miroslav Tůma is a Senior Associate of the Institute of International Relations.