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Josef Rotblat- 1908-2005

a tribute by Andy Oppenheimer

Professor Josef Rotblat, the renowned physicist who co-founded the Pugwash Movement, has died in London aged 96..
He will be remembered primarily for being the only scientist to leave the Manhattan Project before its deadly culmination. .

Hansard on NPT

7 April 2005 : Column 1769W

Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference

Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth
Affairs whether he will attend the forthcoming Non-Proliferation Treaty
Review Conference. [221359]

Mr. MacShane [holding answer 21 March 2005]: My right hon. Friend the
Foreign Secretary will not be present at the Nuclear Non-proliferation
Treaty Review Conference in May, but he has asked John Freeman (the UK Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament) to head the
UK delegation.

Discussion in China : Disarmament and the Non Proliferation Treaty


In Beijing, I met Zhang Jun from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Niu Qiang, Secretary General of the Chinese People’s Association for Peace & Disarmament with Chen Huaifan the Office Director and three researchers. Both meetings were most cordial, with green tea and comfy chairs.

Report of the 2004 Preparatory Committee Meeting for the 2005 Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference

by Di McDonald on behalf of the Nuclear Information Service and Nukewatch

I. Introduction

This report will be brief. More comprehensive 2004 NPT PrepCom. reports by experienced analysts are listed in Appendix 1.