- At the Third
NPT Review Conference, Parties adopt a final declaration urging expansion
nuclear-weapon-free-zones and progress on nuclear disarmament.
- In November,
the first summit meeting takes place between newly elected leader of the
Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, and US President Ronald Reagan. Among
an initiative on international cooperation to design a nuclear
fusion machine, called ITER,
involving the U.S., the European Union, Japan and the USSR under IAEA auspices.