List of treaties on Disarmament, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Below you will find information on treaties, organizations, and regimes relating to disarmament, arms control, and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Information on each treaty or organization includes relevant full text documents, country memberships, an analytical overview, and a chronology tracking ongoing work and related developments. This material was prepared for the NTI site […]

Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”THE GENEVA  CONVENTIONS  OF 12 AUGUST 1949 – FULL TEXT”] [pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”SUMMARY OF  THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS  OF 12 AUGUST 1949  AND THEIR ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS”] In time of war, certain humanitarian rules must be observed, even with regard to the enemy. These rules are set out mainly in the four Geneva Conventions of […]

MONTEVIDEO CONVENTION ON RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF STATES

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  [pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”MONTEVIDEO CONVENTION”] This treaty was signed at the International Conference of American States in Montevideo, Uruguay on December 26, 1933. It entered into force on December 26, 1934. The treaty discusses the definition and rights of statehood and is generally refereed to by delegates when discussing questions of state cession and of self determination. Therefore it […]

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Vienna Convention on Succession of States in respect of Treaties”] When states secede, the question arises as to what happens to all the treaties and conventions that it has signed and also to all the pledges and commitments the parent state has made, and one of the more prominent documents that outline the […]

Articles of Agreement of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Articles of Agreement of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)”] The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is an international financial institution that offers loans to middle-income developing countries. The IBRD is the first of five member institutions that compose the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., […]

The Sendai Framework

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”click here to download the The Sendai Framework”] The Sendai Framework is a followup to the Hyogo Framework for Action. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, […]

Hyogo Framework for Action

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”click here to download the Hyogo Framework for Action”] One of the lesser discussed topics at MUN is disaster management and the prevention of disasters, however, it plays a vital role in may topics that are discussed, whether it be social, economical or political. the Hyogo Framework for Action is one of the […]

Lusaka Deceleration

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Click here to find the Lusaka Deceleration”] Even though the UN resolutions and global treaties on racism such as the CERD are well known the Lusaka Deceleration of the commonwealth is lesser known, The Lusaka Declaration on the Commonwealth on Racism and Racial Prejudice (short: the Lusaka Declaration) was a declaration of the […]