Scientific Cooperation to Support Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament

As the international community prepares for the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),taking place in May 2010, it is timely to highlight how the scientific community can support nuclear arms control and multilateral disarmament.

Despite political challenges, progress can still be made through international cooperation on the scientific aspects of disarmament. Investing in such research has diplomatic benefits by providing concrete evidence of Nuclear Weapon States taking seriously their obligations to pursue disarmament under the NPT.