Disarmament, Non-Proliferation, and Arms Export Control

Nuclear programmes in Iran and North Korea, chemical weapons in Syria and weapons from Libya fuelling instability beyond its borders – these are just a few illustrations of the need to prevent the proliferation and spread of Weapons of Mass destruction (WMD) and illicit flows of conventional arms.

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) and their possible acquisition by terrorist groups was identified in the 2003 European Security Strategy as one of the most serious threats to Europeans’ security.

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  • 15/04/2015
    G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué, Lübeck, 15 April 2015
  • 02/04/2015
    Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Switzerland Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Switzerland <p>Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Switzerland</p> 04/02/2015 00:00:00 04/02/2015 00:00:00 04/02/2015 00:00:00 04/02/2015 00:00:00 2015040200 090126248ef49b47 N 090126248ef49b47 /statements-eeas/2015/150402_03_en.htm 7547 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150402_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150402_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150402_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150402_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Joint Statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Switzerland
  • 26/03/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention <p>Today we celebrate the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). </p> 03/26/2015 09:28:38 03/26/2015 09:28:38 03/26/2015 09:28:38 03/02/2017 09:28:38 2015032609 090126248edf632f N 090126248edf632f /statements-eeas/2015/150326_01_en.htm 5216 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150326_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150326_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150326_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150326_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
  • 25/03/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by Angola Statement by the Spokesperson on the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by Angola <p>With the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Angola has confirmed its commitment to the objective of eliminating all nuclear test explosions worldwide.</p> 03/25/2015 15:20:03 03/25/2015 15:20:03 03/25/2015 15:20:03 03/01/2017 15:20:03 2015032515 090126248eddb782 N 090126248eddb782 /statements-eeas/2015/150325_03_en.htm 4331 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150325_03_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150325_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150325_03_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150325_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by Angola
  • 05/02/2015
    Taking Stock: EU, IAEA Strengthen Nuclear-Related Cooperation

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