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  • Gareth Evans Pairs up with Christie Brinkley
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 6, 2009

    "Progressive Initiatives," an NGO presentation took place today in the main conference room, attracting a lot of attention and press. It was co-sponsored by the Government of Austria and organized by the Global Security Institute. It likely attracted a lot of press due to two of their four speakers; Gareth Evans of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, a famous disarmament expert, and Christie Brinkley, who is just plain famous. Brinkley is also a Board Member of the Global Security Institute. Read more »

  • Philippine to Chair NPT 2010
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 6, 2009

    We have waited a long time to know who would chair the NPT 2010 Review Conference. It will be the Philippines Ambassador Libran Nuevas Cabactulan. Read more »

  • PSR endorses CTBT Statement at NPT meeting
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    This afternoon NGO's were given the floor at the NPT PrepCom. Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association, made a great statement on, "Realizing the Promise of the CTBT." The Statement was endorsed by over 20 leading experts and organizations in the arms control community, including endorsement of PSR Executive Director, Dr. Peter Wilk. Read more »

  • NPT May 5, 2009
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    At around 11am today, a message from President Barack Obama to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty PrepCom was read by Assistant Secretary of State and Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Rose Gottemoeller. Read more »

  • START CTBT and FMCT- Go USA!
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 5, 2009

    It is really a great sign that the Obama Administration gave our new Assistant Secretary, Rose Gottemoeller, the authority to speak so positively on disarmament May 5 at the NPT PrepCom. Secretary Gottemoeller explained how the United States would work on steps towards the U.S.'s NPT Article VI commitment. Read more »

  • NPT May 4, 2009
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on May 4, 2009

    Amazing, with every state mentioning it as they make statements in 5 different languages, the theme of the PrepCom seems to be a "nuclear weapon free world." This is a positive start for the first day of the two week conference that will establish an agenda for the five year NPT review conference to be held in 2010. Read more »

  • President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill, Promotes Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
    Posted by Mae Stevens on March 12, 2009

    President Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 1105, which continues the policy shift away from the build up of nuclear weapons and toward efforts to stabilize U.S. relations throughout the world. Read more »

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