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“I also want to thank Daryl Kimball and the Arms Control Association for allowing me to address all of you today and for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war.”

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
Senator
January 28, 2004
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)
 

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is the only multilateral treaty with the goal of creating a binding commitment of disarmament by nuclear-weapon states. NPT seeks to promote cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear technology and prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. More states have ratified the NPT than any other treaty on arms limitation and disarmament. Every five years, the Treaty’s operations are reviewed. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies compliance with the Treaty.

Opened for Signature: 1 July 1968

Entry into force: 5 March 1970

Official Text: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/npt/text

Status and Signatories: http://disarmament.un.org/treaties/t/npt

ACA Backgrounder: https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/nptfact