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HIGH-LEVEL FISSILE MATERIAL CUT-OFF TREATY (FMCT) EXPERT PREPARATORY GROUP ADOPTS ITS FINAL REPORT

8 June 2018

The high-level fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) expert preparatory group adopted today its final report, which makes recommendations on substantial elements of a future treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
 
“I am delighted that the Preparatory Group has reached agreement on a consensus report that lays the groundwork for eventual FMCT negotiations. It is an honour for Canada to have chaired this process and I am confident that this work represents a meaningful contribution towards a treaty. With this preparatory work now complete, I urge the immediate commencement of negotiations, which has long been the overwhelming will of the international community.” said the Chair of the Group, Ambassador Heidi Hulan of Canada, upon the adoption of the report.

Experts from the following twenty-five States participated in the Group: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States.

For further information, please contact Silvia Mercogliano, at silvia.mercogliano@un.org. Web site: https://unog.ch/fmct .


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