The NPT allows for the parties to gather every five years to review its operation. At the 1995 Review and Extension Conference, the parties extended the Treaty indefinitely and formalized the practice of convening a Review Conference (RevCon) every five years. The 2015 NPT Review Conference will take place at the United Nations headquarters in New York from April 27-May 22. Ambassador Adam Scheinman, the special representative for nuclear nonproliferation, is leading U.S. outreach to NPT states party ahead of the RevCon.

In preparation for the 2015 RevCon, the United States has exercised global leadership across all three pillars of the NPT. The United States is promoting the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and has set important precedents for transparency in nuclear disarmament by releasing comprehensive data related to the size and history of its strategic nuclear stockpile.

The United States has made nonproliferation of nuclear weapons a national priority: we have enhanced the capacity of other countries to counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery across their territories and borders; and we have introduced and implemented a series of international initiatives to strengthen the global nuclear nonproliferation regime.

The United States remains committed to the responsible expansion of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. We have promoted and strengthened international mechanisms for ensuring the viability of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s role in preventing the diversion of peaceful nuclear energy sources. The official 2015 NPT Review Conference page can be found at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.

U.S. Department of State

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