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Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: the Role of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

29 March 2000, Jan Smuts House, Wits University, Johannesburg

The seminar on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: the Role of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was inspired by the March 1999 Tokyo meeting convened to discuss nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. As the KAF, IIPS and BCSIA meeting emphasised, the global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament process is not limited to a small number of global powers, but is rather a broad undertaking which should encompass states from both the northern industrialised nations and the southern developingnations. Given that South Africa was the first state to produce clandestinely and then dismantle and destroy nuclear weapons, it seemed appropriate to take up the challenge of the Tokyo meeting and extend the debate on nuclear non-proliferation at a seminar in Johannesburg. South Africa’s fervent anti-nuclear policy – consolidated after the country’s first democratic elections in 1994 – also provided an inspirational model to other states possessing, or considering the manufacture of, nuclear weapons.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Dr Garth Shelton, Senior Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand

Welcoming Remarks

Dr Michael Lange, Resident Representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation – Johannesburg

South Africa and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Bridging the North–South Divide on Nuclear Weapons

Dr Garth Shelton, Senior Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand

The Future Challenges of Nuclear Non-Proliferation: a German Perspective

Dr Karl-Heinz Kamp, Head, Foreign and Security Policy Section, Konrad Adenauer Foundation – Germany

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the NPT Review Conference: the Pakistani Perspective

Ghulam R. Malik, First Secretary, Pakistan High Commission

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the NPT Review Conference: the Russian Perspective

Amb. Vadim B. Lukov, Ambassador, Russian Embassy in South Africa

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the NPT Review Conference: the United States Perspective

John McNamara, Deputy Political Counsellor and Political Military Officer, United States Embassy in South Africa

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the NPT Review Conference: the Indian Perspective

Radhika L. Lokesh, Political Counsellor, High Commission of India, Pretoria

Concluding Remarks

Dr Greg Mills, National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs