About the book

Published in advance of the 2019 Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee, the new report titled 2019 NPT Briefing Book aims to offer those interested in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation more broadly, with an understanding of the NPT’s history and current context; critical issues facing the Treaty’s implementation; and resources for more information. Achieving nuclear disarmament amidst rising tensions and increasingly belligerent use of force around the world is more important than ever. It is every country’s right and responsibility to take concerted action now.

The briefing book calls on states and organisations to ensure gender diversity on their delegations to the NPT Preparatory Committee at all levels, as well as in panels at side events or other meetings, adding that “they should also work to ensure that survivors and those impacted by nuclear weapons production, testing, and use are included in discussions.”


This book is published by our colleagues at Reaching Critical Will (RCW), which is the disarmament programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. RCW monitors and analyses international processes and works in coalitions with other civil society groups to achieve change.

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