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“NATO seeks its security at the lowest possible level of forces. Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation contribute to peace, security and stability, and should ensure undiminished security for all Alliance members.” (Strategic Concept 2010 - 19 November 2010).
"NATO is committed to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, but as long as nuclear weapons exist, it will remain a nuclear alliance." (NATO Topic page on "NATO’s nuclear deterrence policy and forces" - 3 December 2015).
"Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation have been an important aspect of NATO’s agenda since the Cold War. As part of the 1967 Harmel Report on the Future Tasks of the Alliance, NATO Allies formally recognised the importance of negotiations to improve the climate of East-West relations, including talks on disarmament. At the same time, Allies agreed to develop the necessary military capabilities to deter aggression." (2016 Secretary General's Annual Report - 13 March 2017).
This LibGuide is intended to provide a few starting points to assist you with your research on issues related to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, in particular within the NATO context.
On 20 November 2013, the Special Coordinator of the United Nations-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ms. Sigrid Kaag briefed the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) on the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria.(NATO source);
The Annual NATO Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, hosted this year by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was opened in Budapest on 14 June. For the eighth time, this landmark non-proliferation event brought together senior officials from countries on five continents as well as from international organizations and academic institutions. (Source; NATO, 2012)