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Information Circulars


International Treaties, Conventions and Related Communications

  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) - NPT

    - " Text of Treaty - INFCIRC/140
    - " Agreements provided for in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - INFCIRC/141
    - " Guidelines for the International Observation by the Agency of Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes Under the Provisions of the Treaty - INFCIRC/169
    - " The Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty - INFCIRC/222
    - " Excerpt from the Joint USA-USSR Communiqué Adopted as a result of the June 1979 Meeting in Vienna Between the Heads of the Two Nations and Related to the Problem of Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - INFCIRC/271
    - " Excerpt from the Joint USA-USSR Communiqué Adopted as a result of the June 1979 Meeting in Vienna Between the Heads of the Two Nations and Related to the Problem of Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - INFCIRC/280
    - " Communication received from Egypt in connection with the Treaty - INFCIRC/289
    - " Statements Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the NPT - INFCIRC/355
    - " Letter to the Director General from Representatives of the Depositary Powers for the NPT - INFCIRC/356
    - " Letter to the Director General from representatives of the depositary powers for the NPT - INFCIRC/372
    - " Twentieth Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Treaty - INFCIRC/378
    - " Joint USA-USSR statements following the summit meeting in Washington, D.C., 31 May-3 June 1990 - INFCIRC/382
    - " Statement by the European Union on the accession of Ukraine to the NPT - INFCIRC/461
    - " Statement by the European Union on the accessionof Algeria to the NPT - INFCIRC/464
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the IAEA - INFCIRC/466
    - " Statement by the European Union on the accession of Argentina to the NPT - INFCIRC/467
    - " 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the parties to the Treaty - INFCIRC/474
    - " Communications received from the Permanent Mission of France transmitting a Statement of the European Union on the occasion of Chile's becoming a party to the NPT - INFCIRC/478
    - " 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the parties to the NPT - INFCIRC/482


  • Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism [pdf]


  • Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter - INFCIRC/205

    - " Definition and Recommendations - INFCIRC/205/Add.1
    - " Definition and Recommendations - INFCIRC/205/Add.1/Rev.1


  • Arms limitation and Disarmament (Communications from the USSR and the USA) - INFCIRC/208


  • Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material - INFCIRC/274

    - " Text of Convention - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1
    - " Entry into Force - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.1
    - " Reservations/Declarations and Status - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.2
    - " Reservations/Declarations and Status - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.2/Mod.1
    - " Status as of 6 Sept. 1991 - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.3
    - " Status as of 1 Sept. 1993 - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.4
    - " Status as of 1 Sept. 1995 - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.5
    - " Status as of 31 Dec. 1996 - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.6
    - " Status as of 12 Sept. 2000 - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.7
    - " Status as of 30 Sept. 2002 - INFCIRC/274/Rev.1/Add.8


  • Message from Mr. M. Gorbachev to Mr. J. Perez de Cuellar Regarding the International Year of Peace and the Concept of a Comprehensive System of International Security - INFCIRC/338


  • South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty - INFCIRC/331

    - " Entry Into Force - INFCIRC/331/Add.1


  • Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident - INFCIRC/335

    - " Reservations/Declarations - INFCIRC/335/Add.1
    - " Reservations/Declarations since May 1987 - INFCIRC/335/Add.2
    - " Reservations/Declarations as of 31 July 1989 - INFCIRC/335/Add.3
    - " Reservations/Declarations as of 31 July 1990 - INFCIRC/335/Add.4
    - " Status Lists as of 31 Aug. 1991 - INFCIRC/335/Add.5
    - " Status Lists as of 10 Sept. 1992 - INFCIRC/335/Add.6
    - " Status Lists as of 1 Sept. 1993 - INFCIRC/335/Add.7
    - " Status Lists as of 1 Sept. 1995 - INFCIRC/335/Add.8
    - " Status as of 31 Dec. 1996 - INFCIRC/335/Add.9
    - " Status as of 12 Sept. 2000 - INFCIRC/335/Add.10
    - " Status as of 30 Sept. 2002 - INFCIRC/335/Add.11


  • Convention on Assistance in the Case of Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency - INFCIRC/336

    - " Entry into Force - INFCIRC/336/Add.1
    - " Reservations/Declarations - INFCIRC/336/Add.2
    - " Reservations/Declarations since May 1987 - INFCIRC/336/Add.3
    - " Reservations/Declarations as of 31 July 1989 - INFCIRC/336/Add.4
    - " Status Lists as of 31 July 1990 - INFCIRC/336/Add.5
    - " Status Lists as of 31 Aug. 1991 - INFCIRC/336/Add.6
    - " Status Lists as of 10 Sept. 1992 - INFCIRC/336/Add.7
    - " Status Lists as of 1 Sept. 1993 - INFCIRC/336/Add.8
    - " Status Lists as of 1 Sept. 1995 - INFCIRC/336/Add.9
    - " Status as of 31 Dec. 1996 - INFCIRC/336/Add.10
    - " Status as of 12 Sept. 2000 - INFCIRC/336/Add.11
    - " Status as of 30 Sept. 2002 - INFCIRC/336/Add.12


  • Joint US-Soviet Summit Statement - INFCIRC/348


  • The Stockholm Declaration - INFCIRC/349


  • Resolution on the Dumping of Nuclear and Industrial Wastes in Africa Adopted by the Organization of African Unity - INFCIRC/352


  • Code of Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Wastes - INFCIRC/386


  • Cartagena Declaration on Renunciation of Weapons of Mass Destruction - INFCIRC/398


  • Joint Protocol Relating to the Application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention - INFCIRC/402

    - " Status as of 31 Dec. 1995 - INFCIRC/402/Add.1
    - " Status as of 31 Dec. 1996 - INFCIRC/402/Add.2
    - " Status as of 12 Sept. 2000 - INFCIRC/402/Add.3
    - " Status as of 30 Sept. 2002 - INFCIRC/402/Add.4


  • Convention on Nuclear Safety - INFCIRC/449

    - " Final Act - INFCIRC/449/Add.1
    - " Status as of 17 March 1997 - INFCIRC/449/Add.2
    - " Status as of 12 Sept. 2000 - INFCIRC/449/Add.3
    - " Status as of 30 Sept. 2002 - INFCIRC/449/Add.4


  • Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage - INFCIRC/500

    - " Reservations/Declarations/Satus as of 31 Dec. 1995 - INFCIRC/500/Add.1
    - " Reservations/Declarations/Satus as of 31 Dec. 1996 - INFCIRC/500/Add.2
    - " Optional Protocol Concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes to the Convention - INFCIRC/500/Add.3
    - " Status List as of 12 Sept. 2000 - INFCIRC/500/Add.4
    - " Status List as of 30 Sept. 2002 - INFCIRC/500/Add.5


  • 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage - Annex


  • Protocol to Amend the 1963 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage - Protocol


  • Moscow Nuclear Safety and Security Summit Declaration - INFCIRC/509


  • African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty); and the Cairo Declaration - INFCIRC/512


  • Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Bangkok) - INFCIRC/548


  • Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty) - Tlatelolco Treaty

    - " Communication received from the USSR regarding the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America - INFCIRC/262
    - " Declaration by the Presidents of Argentina and Brazil on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Tlatelolco - INFCIRC/399
    - " Declaration by the Governments of Argentina, Brazil and Chile on the entry into force for them of the Treaty of Tlatelolco - INFCIRC/410
    - " Amendments to the Treaty of Tlatelolco - INFCIRC/411
    - " Entry into force for Argentina - INFCIRC/428
    - " Occasion of Chile's becoming a Contracting Party - INFCIRC/431
    - " Agreement between the Republic of Argentina, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC) and the IAEA for the Application of Safeguards - INFCIRC/435
    - " " Agreement with the Argentine Republic - INFCIRC/435/Mod.1
    - " " Agreement with the Federative Republic of Brazil - INFCIRC/435/Mod.2
    - " " Agreement with the Federative Republic of Brazil - INFCIRC/435/Mod.3
    - " Entry into Force for Brazil - INFCIRC/448
    - " Declarations issued by the Government of Cuba when signing the Tlatelolco Treaty - INFCIRC/472


  • Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space, Underground and Under Water, Partial Test Ban Treaty 1963

    - " Treaty on the Limitation of Underground Nuclear Weapons Tests Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Extract from Communiqué - INFCIRC/208
    - " Treaty on Underground Nuclear Explosions for Peaceful Purposes, Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and Related Instruments - INFCIRC/240
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/479
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Ecuador Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/480
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Missions of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as Member States of the Permanent South Pacific Commission Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/481
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia as Chairman of the South Pacific Forum Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by China - INFCIRC/484
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia transmitting a declaration of South Pacific Ministers Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/485
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia as Chairman of the South Pacific Forum Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/486
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by China and France - INFCIRC/487
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Republic of Korea Concerning the Resumption of Nuclear Testing by China and France - INFCIRC/488
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Second Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/489
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand Concerning the Second Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/491
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Third Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/493
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Fourth Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/494
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand Concerning Nuclear Testing Testing by France - INFCIRC/496
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Fifth Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/497
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand Concerning the Fifth Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/501
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Sixth Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/502
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand Concerning the Sixth Nuclear Testing by France - INFCIRC/503
    - " Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Regarding the Nuclear Test on 8 June 1996 - INFCIRC/515
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of Australia Concerning the Nuclear Weapon Test by China on 8 June 1996 - INFCIRC/517
    - " Communication received from the Permanent Mission of New Zealand Concerning the Nuclear Weapon Test by China on 8 June 1996 - INFCIRC/518
    - " Press Release Transmitted by Australia on Chinese Nuclear Test and Announcement of a Nuclear Testing Moratorium - INFCIRC/520
    - " Press Release Transmitted by Japan on Chinese Nuclear Test and Announcement of a Nuclear Testing Moratorium - INFCIRC/521
    - " Statement by the Government of the People's Republic of China about the Latest Nuclear Test and Announcement of a Nuclear Testing Moratorium - INFCIRC/522
    - " Statement by the Prime Minister of New Zealand Concerning the Nuclear Weapon Test by China - INFCIRC/523