Other Fora

Wassenaar Arrangement

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The Wassenaar Arrangement has been established in 1996 in order to contribute to regional and international security and stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, thus preventing destabilising accumulations. Participating States seek, through their national policies, to ensure that transfers of these items do not contribute to the development or enhancement of military capabilities which undermine these goals, and are not diverted to support such capabilities.

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The Hague Code of Conduct

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The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) has been established in 2002 in order to regulate the area of ballistic missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction. The HCOC is the only multilateral transparency and confidence building instrument concerning the spread of ballistic missiles.

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Nuclear Suppliers Group

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The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a multinational group of nuclear supplier countries set up in 1974 that seeks to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports.

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Zangger Committee

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Set up in 1971, the Zangger Committee, also known as the "NPT Exporters Committee", essentially contributes to the interpretation of article III, paragraph 2, of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). This article states that parties to the Treaty should not export, directly or indirectly, nuclear material and equipment to non-nuclear-weapon States unless the export is subject to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. By interpreting, offering guidance and implementing this article, the Zangger Committee helps to prevent the diversion of exported nuclear items from peaceful purposes to nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices

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Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

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Set up in 1960, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent intergovernmental organization of 12 oil-exporting countries that coordinates and unifies the petroleum policies of its Member States. In accordance with its Statute, the mission of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.

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Sources: Wassenaar Arrangement, HCoC, NSG, Zangger Committee, OPEC.

Dernière modification : 13/12/2013

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