Reaching Critical Will monitors and analyzes international negotiations on disarmament matters. We publish and archive statements, documents and resolutions while also producing timely reports on the negotiations.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which contains the only binding commitment to nuclear disarmament in a multilateral treaty, became international law in 1970. The states parties meet every five years at a Review Conference (or RevCon) to assess the implementation of the treaty.
Conference on Disarmament
The Conference on Disarmament (CD) is a multilateral disarmament treaty negotiating body based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The General Assembly's First Committee
The United Nations General Assembly is consensus-building body, where issues of international peace and security are collectively discussed among all UN member states.
The UN Disarmament Commission
The General Assembly, by its resolution 502 (VI) of January 1952, created the United Nations Disarmament Commission under the Security Council with a general mandate on disarmament questions.
Arms Trade Treaty
Since the early 1990s, an active civil society campaign has been promoting the negotiation of a robust, comprehensive, legally-binding treaty to establish standards and restrictions on the international trade in conventional arms. Right now, preparations are underway at the United Nations for negotiations of just such a treaty.
UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons
Every two years, states meet to consider the implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects.
Check out which other disarmament meetings Reaching Critical Will covers.