However, the scope of our peaceful uses cooperation does not stop there. Now more than ever, the United States actively lends support to NPT Parties that are in compliance with their NPT obligations to help them develop the infrastructure needed for safe, secure, and safeguarded nuclear power programs and other peaceful nuclear applications. Planners believed that the projects could be completed safely, but there was less confidence that they could be completed more economically than conventional methods. The widespread benefits of peaceful nuclear uses have been central to the NPT since its inception. The United States is proud to be the largest contributor to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) activities that expand the benefits of peaceful nuclear uses. Nuclear power plants provide reliable electricity in 30 countries, thanks in part to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which set a framework for increasing access to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nuclear power plants provide reliable electricity in 30 countries, thanks in part to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which set a framework for increasing access to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. To these ends, the United States plans to take part over the next year in enhanced engagement with NPT Parties on how best to maximize peaceful nuclear cooperation under the NPT. I appreciate this opportunity to focus on some of the ways in which the United States demonstrates its commitment to the peaceful uses pillar. Jeffrey Eberhardt, Director for Multilateral and Nuclear Affairs, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Third Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. We have also actively supported a variety of multilateral nuclear safety organizations, including the Asian Nuclear Safety Network, the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa, the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network, and the International Framework on Nuclear Energy Cooperation. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the NPT’s entry into force, we look forward to contributing further to the proud and often underappreciated legacy of sharing peaceful nuclear uses widely while reinforcing the NPT as a pillar of global peace, security, and prosperity. The pact's objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. Exercising responsible supply policy through the application of export controls – and the insistence upon high nuclear safeguards standards in nuclear cooperation agreements, including the IAEA Additional Protocol – facilitates legitimate trade and gives confidence that items and technologies transferred will be used as intended in peaceful applications. We commend the positive humanitarian impact that IAEA Technical Cooperation projects are making throughout the world in fields that include nuclear medicine, agriculture and food security, isotope hydrology, and nuclear energy. UNVIE’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Replica Statue is On Tour! The Treaty provides the confidence that sharing peaceful nuclear know-how will not contribute to the spread of nuclear weapons capabilities to dangerous regimes or non-state actors. U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, From “Planning” to “Doing”: CEND Gets to Work, IAEA BoG – U.S. on Any Other Business Consolidated Statement, IAEA BoG – U.S. on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Syria, Celebrating 10 Years of the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative. United Nations, New York City. Third Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference We have actively supported the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting and the 6th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, which is a vital instrument of international nuclear safety. That said, much remains to be accomplished. Moreover, the United States funds bilateral efforts that promote nuclear safety, such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s International Regulatory Development Partnership. Projects Chariotand Coach were two examples where technical problems and environmental concerns prompted further feasibility studies which took several years, and each project … The United States welcomes this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy as called for under Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In reaffirming this commitment, we note that the past and future successes in peaceful nuclear uses rest on the Treaty’s strong nonproliferation protections. Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology. 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The PUI has already benefited more than 120 NPT Parties and given the IAEA greater flexibility and resources for high priority IAEA Member State projects, including responding quickly to unforeseen challenges. We applaud the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and many of its Member States for their leadership and support in efforts to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Peaceful nuclear technology has been powering people’s lives since the dawn of the nuclear age more than half a century ago. For example, we have been strong proponents of the establishment of the IAEA’s low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank, and the Russian and United Kingdom fuel assurance mechanisms for IAEA Member States.