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TOPIC A – Preventing proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

During the Cold War and the armament race, the ambitious project of a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons was launched in 1958. This security treaty aims at stopping the proliferation of new nuclear State or non-State actors. The ratification process slowly begun in 1968 and Argentina acceded to the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state on the 10th of February 1995.

As a country part of the First Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, Argentina shares the MERCOSUR and associated states position: the total elimination of mass destruction weapons should be a main objective for the international community. Indeed, its consequences go far beyond the field of disarmament, it has an impact on international peace that cannot be ignored, as well as humanitarian consequences. For those reasons, Argentina supports the efforts of the international community in any negotiations that would result in universal legally binding measures banning nuclear weapons. In other words, Argentina promotes a total elimination of nuclear weapons under the principles of "transparency, irreversibility and verification of nuclear disarmament". The Argen...

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