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MEDIA ADVISORY - Preparatory Committee for the 2026 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

22 July – 2 August 2024 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

Press Release

GENEVA, 21 June 2024 – The second meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 2026 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will be held at the Palais des Nations in Room XIX from 22 July - 2 August 2024. The Chair-designate of the second session is Ambassador Akan Rakhmetullin of Kazakhstan.

The NPT entered into force in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995. The Treaty is regarded as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and an essential foundation for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, to further the goals of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

The next Review Conference of the NPT will be held in 2026. In the three years leading up to that meeting, the Preparatory Committee convenes annually to consider principles, objectives and ways to promote the full implementation of the Treaty, as well as its universality, and to make recommendations to the Review Conference.

At this second Preparatory Committee meeting, States parties will consider specific matters of substance relating to the implementation of the Treaty and relevant decisions. The opening meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, 22 July, and will take place in room XIX in building E of the Palais des Nations.

Media access

Media representatives wishing to cover the conference are advised to apply for accreditation in advance through the United Nations INDICO platform. Media representatives may also follow the meeting from the press gallery of Room XIX. 

Opening press briefing

Members of the media are invited for a press briefing with the Chair-designate Ambassador Akan Rakhmetullin.

Date and time: Monday 22 July, 1.15 p.m. 

Venue: Press Room, Palais des Nations (See map)

Live webcast of the NPT Preparatory Committee

Open meetings will be broadcast live on UN WebTV. For schedule please see UN JournalMedia Alert, UN Web TV schedule, UNTV pool operation and other media resources, all of which are updated daily.

Side events

Alongside the official programme, various side events related to the three “pillars” of the NPT (disarmament, non-proliferation, and the peaceful use of nuclear energy) will be organized, featuring discussions with stakeholders ranging from UN agencies, governments, NGOs, and youth groups.


Throughout the meeting, dedicated areas in the Palais des Nations will feature exhibitions organised by States, local governments, and civil society organisations.


More information about the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons can be found here 

For more information about the Preparatory Committee, see the dedicated webpage.

For accreditation, see the Information for Journalists webpage on the United Nations Office at Geneva website

Social media

Follow us on social media, using the hashtags, #NPTPrepCom.

On Twitter: @UN_Disarmament (United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs), @INakamitsu (High Representative for Disarmament Affairs)



Media Contacts
UN Information Service at Geneva

Erika Kawahara,
Political Affairs Officer,
Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch,
UN Office for Disarmament Affairs,

For information only - not an official document