Committee
Disarmament and International Security Committee
Country
Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Author

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The Plurinational State of Bolivia DISEC UNGA

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Topic 1

NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Nuclear proliferation is a growing world problem and in the Middle East it is worse since the Middle East has always been viewed as unstable. Thus it becomes necessary for nuclear nonproliferation in this perennially warring region.

THE NPT

The bible of the nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament program, the NPT (Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons), of which Bolivia is a ratifier, entered into force in 1970 and on 11 May 1995 was extended indefinitely. The three objectives of the treaty are: non-proliferation, disarmament, and the right to peaceful use of nuclear technology. As concerns the Middle East the treaty is of primary importance since Israel which is supposed to have a nuclear arsenal has neither declared itself as a nuclear state or ratified the treaty. Another decisive player is Iran. Although a party to the NPT Iran has been in trouble under the charges that it was found in noncompliance to the NPT safeguards agreement. International a...

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