New York consultation on WMD in the Middle East

On 15 May 2010, Pugwash convened a private consultation in New York City to explore options for promoting progress on the 1995 Middle East resolution. It was recognized that given the lack of forward movement on this issue in the past 15 years, it is imperative that this Review Conference should make proposals for further actions beyond a general statement of goodwill. The situation of regional insecurity is serious. Pugwash maintains that the presence of any weapons of mass destruction poses a grave risk to all countries, and it is in that spirit of seeking to ensure greater stability and security for all that this meeting was convened.

NPT Consulation on a MEWMDFZ [PDF]

Chairs: Jayantha Dhanapala and Paolo Cotta-Ramusino

Rapporteur: Sandra Ionno Butcher