UNSG’s Five Point Plan

On United Nations Day Oct 24, 2009 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a Five-Point Proposal for Nuclear Disarmament.

TAKE ACTION: Call on your government to more actively promote the commencement of negotiations on a nuclear weapons convention

The proposal combined incremental measures and more comprehensive proposals to provide a plan that could be agreeable to all States.

Indeed, in 2010 the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty agreed by consensus that all States should make special efforts to establish the framework for a nuclear weapon free world noting the Five Point Proposal of the UNSG.

The primary point of the proposal was a call on States to commence negotiations on a nuclear weapons convention (global treaty) or package of agreements to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. The UNSG circulated a draft treaty (Model Nuclear Weapons Convention) to help guide such negotiations.

The other interim or supporting measures included proposals for:

  • the UN Security Council to initiate discussions – or hold a summit – on nuclear disarmament;
  • negotiation and/or implementation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, a treaty on fissile materials and Nuclear Weapon Free Zone treaties;
  • increased transparency about the size of current nuclear arsenals, stocks of fissile material and specific disarmament achievements;
  • complementary measures for the elimination of other types of WMD; new efforts against WMD terrorism; limits on the production and trade in conventional arms; and new weapons bans, including of missiles and space weapons.

In March 2014, the Inter Parliamentary Union (comprising 164 parliaments) adopted a resolution calling on all governments to commence negotiations on a nuclear weapons convention or package of agreements as proposed in the UN Secretary General’s Five Point Proposal.

Action: Call on your government to more actively promote the commencement of negotiations on a nuclear weapons convention or package of agreements as proposed in the UN Secretary General’s Five Point Proposal.

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