NGO materials submitted to the Tenth NPT Review Conference

The following materials are contributions from non-governmental organisations to the Tenth NPT Review Conference. To have your materials added, please send a link, cover image, and description to disarm[at]wilpf.org. The materials must relate to the Tenth NPT Review Conference.

Publications | Statements


NPT briefing book 2022 NPT Briefing Book

Published by: Reaching Critical Will of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Description: This briefing book provides an overview of critical issues and offers recommendations to governments for the Review Conference and beyond.

Assuring Destruction Forever Assuring Destruction Forever: 2022 edition

Published by: Reaching Critical Will of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Description: This study exposes the nuclear weapon modernisation programmes in China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Troubled Waters cover Troubled Waters: Nuclear Submarines, AUKUS, and the NPT

Published by: ICAN Australia
Description: This report analyses the impacts of the new Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) military alliance on the NPT and to help inform
consideration of this topic and its implications
during the Tenth NPT Review Conference.

Chair's Statement of the Hiroshima Round Table 2021

Published by: Hiroshima Prefecture/Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace
Description: This Chair’s Statement was released as a summary of discussions at the Hiroshima Round Table, a multi-lateral conference to discuss nuclear disarmament and arms control in East Asia, which was held on December 22, 2021.

Hiroshima Report 2021

Published by: Hiroshima Prefecture
Description: The Hiroshima Report 2021 studies, analyzes and evaluates 36 countries’ performance on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and nuclear security in 2020. This report lays out challenges for nuclear-weapon-states to work on nuclear disarmament, and introduces efforts made by non-nuclear-weapon states.

The art of engineering at the NPT Review Conference: How Germany and other umbrella states can build bridges 
Published by: 
Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
Description: This paper discusses how umbrella states should build bridges at the NPT RevCon to better accommodate TPNW-member states and strengthen the overall nuclear arms control architecture.

When is it legitimate to abandon the NPT? Withdrawal as a political tool to move nuclear disarmament forward
Published by: Joelien Pretorius and Tom Sauer, Contemporary Security Policy
Description: The authors ask whether it would be legitimate to abandon the NPT, a treaty that 50 years ago committed states to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, but still has not delivered on the latter.

Exhibit: After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a plea for no more nuclear weapons
Published by: Nihon Hidankyo with the support of Hiroshima and Nagasaki City
Description: From December 9, 2021 to January 11, 2022, Hidankyo presents, “Three Quarters of a Century After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Hibakusha—Brave Survivors Working for a Nuclear-Free World,” an exhibition in the main gallery of the UN General Assembly building.

No-first use of nuclear weapons: An exploration of unilateral. bilateral and plurilateral approaches and their security, risk reduction and disarmament implications
Published by: NoFirstUse Global
Description: This civil society working paper assesses the security reasons for first-use policy options maintained by most nuclear weapon States, explores the risks of these policies, and outlines the benefits of no-first use policies as effective means to reduce the risk of any use of nuclear weapons and pave the way to their elimination.

Does the NPT still make sense? Le TNP a-t-il encore un sens?
Published by: Abolition des armes nucléaires-Maison de Vigilance
Description: In this article, the French group “Maison de Vigilance – Abolition des Armes Nucléaires” asks whether the time has not come for NPT signatory countries having also signed and ratified the TPNW to leave or threaten to leave the NPT. It raises the question of the need for a shock to jolt the nuclear armed states out of their complacency.

Yes first TPNW
Published by: Abolition des armes nucléaires-Maison de Vigilance
Description: Here « Maison de Vigilance – Abolition des Armes Nucléaires” sets out its arguments against campaigning for a No First Use policy, and urges civil society and TPNW party states instead to focus on raising support for and increasing the ranks of signatory numbers of the TPNW. The aim is not to dilute our message, and not to campaign for weak half-measures which have shown their lack of efficiency in the past.

The two publications above were written by Domonique Lalanne. Sadly, Dominique has recently passed away. He was a leading member of “Abolition des Armes Nucléaires -Maison de Vigilance”, a tireless campaigner against nuclear weapons, and for many years the president Armes Nucléaires Stop, the predecessor movement of AAN-MdV. He was also a man of rare courtesy and kindness, and will be sorely missed in France and also by his many international contacts and friends. – AAN-MdV

Working paper on strategic risk reduction
Published by: European Leadership Network and Fondation pour la recherche stratégique
Description: Following a year and a half of consultations with officials and experts from P5 and non-nuclear-weapon states, this joint working paper calls upon the P5 to establish a sustained, open-ended and senior dialogue process among the P5 on strategic risk reduction in the form of a working group. It argues that the aim of a dialogue process on strategic risk reduction should not only be to arrive at a common P5 understanding of "strategic” risks but also to adopt a programme of work to mitigate those risks through substantive measures during the eleventh NPT review cycle. The working paper suggests specific substantive measures for the P5 to explore.

Abolition 2000 NWC Reset: Frameworks for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
Published by: Abolition 2000 NWC Working Group
Description: This paper examines options for the institutional framework for a nuclear weapon-free world, drawing on the 2007 Model Nuclear Weapons Convention, and proposes commitments for adoption by the Review Conference relating to development of a framework.

Nuclear Threats and Nuclear Sharing Versus the Non-Proliferation Regime
Published by: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy 
Description: This paper examines the legal status of threats of nuclear force, negative security assurances, and nuclear sharing agreements in the context of the NPT. 

New Saudi Reactors: Proliferation Concerns
Published by: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy 
Description: This brief paper calls attention to NPT member states involved in bidding to construct new nuclear reactors and urges states parties to call upon purchasers of civilian nuclear technology to agree that they will refrain from enriching uranium and from processing spent fuel to produce plutonium, as well as agree to adopt the Additional Protocol in their safeguards agreements with the IAEA. 

New Scientific Studies Underline Urgency of Nuclear Arms Control, Warn of Nuclear Famine
Published by: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy 
Description: This paper urges NPT member states to pursue in good faith serious negotiations on arms control, strategic stability, and complete nuclear disarmament in light of recently-released reports that calculate five billion people would die in the wake of a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and Russia.  


Joint statement from civil society to NPT states parties
 (10 January 2022) - View the video here

Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security

Mayors for Peace: Mayor of Hiroshima and Mayor of Nagasaki - View the video here

People for Nuclear Disarmament et al. - View the video here

Japan Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and DisarmamentView the video here

Nihon Hidankyo/Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers OrganizationsView the video here

Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)

Soka Gakkai International

Speech by Zhang Yan, President of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association 

Testimony video of the Korean atomic bomb victims