Tracking Number:  391072

Title:  "NPT Conference Agrees to Extend Treaty Indefinitely." Decision by the members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to extend the treaty indefinitely. (950511)

Translated Title:  Prorogation illimitee du Traite sur la non-proliferation nucleaire. (950511)
Date:  19950511

NPT CONFERENCE AGREES TO EXTEND TREATY INDEFINITELY (NPT Text: decision on indefinite extension) (270) United Nations -- Delegates to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review and extension conference May 11 adopted by consensus a decision to extend the life of the treaty indefinitely.

Following is the text of the decision: (begin text)

Draft decision proposed by the President The Conference of the States Party to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (hereinafter referred to as "the Treaty") convened in New York from 17 April to 12 May 1995, in accordance with articles VIII,3 and X,2 of the Treaty,

Having reviewed the operation of the Treaty and affirming that there is a need for full compliance with the Treaty, its extension and its universal adherence, which are essential to international peace and security and the attainment of the ultimate goals of the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.

Having reaffirmed article VIII,3 of the Treaty and the need for its continued implementation in a strengthened matter and, to this end, emphasizing the Decision on Strengthening the Review Process for the Treaty and the Decision on Principles and objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament also adopted by the conference,

Having established that the Conference is quorate in accordance with article X,2 of the Treaty.

Decides that, as a majority exists among States party to the Treaty for its indefinite extension, in accordance with its article X,2, the Treaty shall continue in force indefinitely.

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