Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology

8th NPDI Ministerial Meeting (Hiroshima, 11th-12th April 2014)

April 9, 2014
Japanese

On April 11 and 12, the 8th NPDI (Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative) Ministerial Meeting and the related events will be held in Hiroshima. It is the first time for an NPDI ministerial meeting to take place in Japan, and Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will chair the meeting.

Overview of the NPDI (Read more [PDF]PDF)

The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) was established by a cross-regional group of non-nuclear weapon states in 2010.

(Objectives)
To devise practical proposals through foreign ministers' discussions in order to foster the implementation of the Action Plan that was agreed at the 2010 NPT Review Conference, and to lead global discussion on reducing nuclear risks as a stepping stone to a world free of nuclear weapons.
(Member States)
Japan, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, UAE, Nigeria, Philippines (Total membership: 12)
  • The 7th NPDI Ministerial Meeting (in NY)
  • The 6th NPDI Ministerial Meeting (in Hague)

I. Outline of the 8th NPDI Ministerial Meeting (Meaning, Date and Venue)

Meaning
To prepare NPDI's proposals toward the final Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review Conference in 2015, which also marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
To deliver a message on Japan's sincere efforts on Disarmament and Non-proliferation toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
To give an opportunity to know the reality of the atomic bombing to the Foreign Ministers visiting Hiroshima
Date
10:40am- 12th April, 2014
Venue
Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
23-1, Motoujina-machi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture,
734-8543, Japan

II. Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI)