After four weeks of negotiation, the tenth five-yearly Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) ended on 26 August 2022 without reaching agreement.
The Treaty aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.
The Arms Control Association reports that, during the last plenary session, Russia objected to the final document over paragraph 34.
In its statement regarding the final outcome document, Russia claimed that many delegations had objections to the text and accused other states of politicizing the conference. “If there is a wish to find some common ground, we are willing to work on this further. But if delegations do not wish to do this then there can be no consensus,” the head delegate of the Russian Federation said.
Watch the press briefing after the conference by its President.