2015 NPT Review Conference

The 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) convened from 27 April until 22 May 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States.

More than 190 States Parties, as well as observer States, worked to assess the implementation of the Treaty’s provisions. They were joined by over 1,000 non-governmental representatives from 121 organizations from around the world, primarily representing a range of peace and disarmament interests.
Minister of State, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, headed the UAE delegation, which also included the UAE Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Hamad Al-Kaabi, and UAE Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh.
In his statement to the conference, Dr. Al Jaber emphasized that stemming from its commitment to ensuring global peace and security, the UAE attaches high importance to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. He highlighted that the UAE supports the right of countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy while adhering to the principle of transparency and abiding by the highest standards of security and safety, citing the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program as a role model.
Minister Al Jaber further emphasized the importance of reinforcing the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) capacity to support the expansion of peaceful nuclear programs, calling for developing measures to strengthen the objectives of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the adoption of the Additional Protocol to the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement.
The Minister stressed the need to adopt practical steps toward establishing a nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East.
The UAE delegation provided the Government’s views through several national statements, and the joint-submission of various working papers relating to different aspects of nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The conference failed, however, to adopted a final consensus document as a result of dispute over the way forward in establishing a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones (NWFZ) in the Middle East.
All official documents of the Conference available here: http://www.un.org/en/conf/npt/2015/working-papers.html