Non-Proliferation

  • Tomorrow (25 February), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution extending the mandate of the 1540 Committee until 30 November 2022. The current mandate is set to expire on 28 February. Background Adopted in 2004, resolution...

  • February 2022

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of 1540 Committee and its Group of Experts.

  • 20 January 2022

    DPRK (North Korea): Closed Consultations

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    This afternoon (20 January), Security Council members will convene for closed consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo is expected to brief. Albania, France, Ireland, the UK, and the US...

  • 13 December 2021

    Iran: Non-proliferation Briefing

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    Tomorrow afternoon (14 December), the Security Council will convene for its biannual briefing on resolution 2231 of 20 July 2015, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme (JCPOA). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary...

  • On Monday (27 September), the Security Council will hold a high-level briefing marking the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), under the agenda item “Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction”. Simon Coveney, Ireland’s...

  • September 2021

    Non-Proliferation

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council is expected to hold a briefing under the agenda item “non-proliferation” to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Briefings are expected from Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Robert Floyd, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, and a member of the CTBTO Youth Group.

  • 29 June 2021

    Iran Non-proliferation Briefing

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    Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council will convene in person for its semi-annual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231, which in 2015 endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear programme (JCPOA). Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding...

  • Tomorrow (22 April), the Security Council president (Viet Nam) is expected to announce the results of the written voting procedure on a draft resolution extending the mandate of the 1540 Committee until 28 February 2022. The current mandate of the...

  • April 2021

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee) 

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of 1540 Committee ahead of its expiry on 25 April.   

  • March 2021

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez (Mexico), is scheduled to brief the Council on the work of the committee, which deals with the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. 

  • 21 December 2020

    Iran (Non-proliferation) Briefing

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    Tomorrow (22 December), the Security Council will hold an open VTC session on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will...

  • 14 August 2020

    Vote on the Iran Arms Embargo Resolution

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    This afternoon (14 August) the Security Council is expected to announce the results of a vote on a draft resolution on the Iran arms embargo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council members currently submit their votes to the Security Council...

  • Tomorrow (30 June), the Security Council will hold an open VTC on the implementation of resolution 2231, which endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo will present...

  • March 2020

    Non-Proliferation (1540 Committee)

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the chair of the 1540 Committee, Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani (Indonesia) is scheduled to brief the Council on the work of the committee, which deals with the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (26 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing on non-proliferation with a specific focus on supporting the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ahead of the 2020 review conference. Briefings are expected from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu...