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Nuclear Weapons

Global Instruments

Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)  (1996)

More: CTBTO (CTBT  Organization) & CNS (CTBT Resources Page)

ENMOD Convention: Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (1977)

Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT): Treaty on the  Non-Proliferation of Nuclear  Weapons (1968)

More: CNS (NPT  Resources Page)

Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT): Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the  Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (1963)


More: United Nations Treaties Collection

See also: Negotiations forums, verification institutions, confidence-building measures, export control regimes

 

Bilateral Instruments

US - Russia Agreements

Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile  Systems (ABM  Treaty) (1972)

Agreement on the Prevention of nuclear war (1973)

Treaty between the USA and  the USSR on the limitation of  underground nuclear weapon  tests (TTBT = Threshold Test Ban Treaty) (1974)

Treaty on underground nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes (1976)

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks    

  • SALT 1(1972)                 
  • SALT 2 (1979)                

Intermediate-range Nuclear force (INF) Treaty (1987)

Treaties between the USA and the USSR on Strategic Offensive  Reductions

Strategic Offensive  Reductions Treaty (2002) (SORT)

Treaty between the USA and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (2010) (New START)


See also: Negotiations forums, verification institutions, confidence-building measures, export control regimes

Bilateral Instruments

India-Pakistan

  • India-Pakistan Non-Attack  Agreement (1988) : English - Overview (Center for Nonproliferation studies)
  • Lahore Declaration (1999): English - Overview (Center for Nonproliferation studies)

Koreas

  • Joint Declaration of South  and North Korea on the  Denuclearization  of the Korean Peninsula (1992) : English - Overview (Center for Nonproliferation studies)
  • US-DPRK Agreed Framework (1994) : English - Overview (Center for Nonproliferation studies)

See also: Negotiations forums, verification institutions, confidence-building measures, export control regimes

Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zones Treaties

Treaty of Bangkok : Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (1995)

Treaty of Pelindaba:  African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (1996)

More: CNS Pelindaba Resources Page

Treaty of Rarotonga: The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (1985)

  • Overview (Center for Nonproliferation studies)

Treaty of Tlatelolco: Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (1967)

Treaty of Semipalatinsk: Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia (2006)

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status of Mongolia (1992)


See also: Negotiations forums, verification institutions, confidence-building measures, export control regimes


 

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Denuclearization of certain areas

Antarctic Treaty (1959)

Moon Treaty: Agreement governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1979)

Outer Space Treaty: Treaty on principles governing the activities of States in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies (1967)

Seabed Treaty: Treaty on the prohibition of the emplacement of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction on the sea-bed and the ocean floor and in the subsoil thereof (1971)


More: Inventory of international non-proliferation  organizations and regimes 2009 (CNS)

See also: Negotiations forums, verification institutions, confidence-building measures, export control regimes

Other treaties on disarmament

Multilateral treaties on disarmament deposited with the Secretary General      

Treaties by type of weapon biological - chemical - conventional