NPT 50th Anniversary

President Lyndon B. Johnson (far right) looks on as Secretary of State Dean Rusk signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1968. (© Corbis/Getty Images)

NPT 50th Anniversary

On March 5, 2020, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In honor of this occasion, the United States State Department released scores of previously declassified documents covering the negotiation, signature, and ratification of the NPT.

Links to online resources:

State Department NPT anniversary website

Newly Unclassified NPT Negotiation Documents

NPT 50th Anniversary Event Video-on-demand Videos: PART 1, and PART 2

Former Senator Sam Nunn’s Remarks at the NPT 50th Anniversary Celebration