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  • August 23, 1994

    Cable from Brazilian Embassy in Washington to Foreign Ministry, 'Brazil-United States. Space cooperation. Visit of the President of the Brazilian Space Agency to Washington.'

    This cable reports the visit of Gylvan Meira Filho, President of the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), to the Brazilian embassy in Washington. Meira Filho went to the US to meet with NASA’s officials to discuss the signature of a framework agreement between the two space agencies. The other objectives of the President of the AEB were to identify potential partners for Brazilian space activities and to signal the agency’s commitment with the MTCR’s norms.

  • September 15, 1994

    Preparatory Committee for the 1995 Conference of Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 'European Union (EU): NPT Extension Options and Modalities'

    European Union document on legal aspects in connection with the NPT.

  • October, 1994

    Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation (PPNN) International Seminar on Issues at the 1995 NPT Conference, 'Preparations for the Conference' by Ben Sanders

    An overview of the administrative structure of the NPT review conference and the preparatory work leading up to it, as well as potential procedural problems which have not yet been solved.

  • October 26, 1994

    Memorandum, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Cameron Commission of Inquiry: Lebanese Arms Sale'

    Memorandum on the progress of the Cameron Commission's probe into Armscor's dealings.

  • November 14, 1994

    South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Cameron Commission - Armscor Case'

    Discusses the Cameron Commission and the debate about whether South African arms deals should be transperant to the public.

  • November 16, 1994

    South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Cameron Commission: Implications of Publishing Country Classifications and Details of Arms Transactions'

    Report on the Cameron Commission recommending that partners in arms dealings should remain secret.

  • November 16, 1994

    South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Cameron Commision: Armscor in Camera Proceedings'

    Internal report on the progress of the Cameron Commission.

  • November 17, 1994

    Meeting Minutes, South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Meeting of the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction discussing the status of current agreements.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-Proliferation, Export Permit Evaluation (Botswana)

    Report recommending the granting of export permits for arms deals with Botswana which could potentially be used for South Africa's nuclear program.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-Proliferation, Export Permit Evaluation (Singapore)

    Report recommending the granting of export permits for arms deals with Singapore.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Report on the Bilateral Agreement with the United States'

    Indicates that the United States would be receptive to a formal South African bid for admission into the Missile Technology Control Regime.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Composition of the Council'

    Memo on a procedural issue of the Non-Proliferation Council

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-Proliferation, 'Chemical Weapons Convention'

    Memo stating the Minister for Foreign Affairs recommended that South Africa ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Cabinet will is due to discuss the matter shortly.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Report on the Eighth Plenary Session of the PrepCom'

    Report on the Eighth Plenary Session of the Preparatory Commission for the establishment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'African Regional Seminar'

    Report on the African Regional Seminar on the National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which was held in Pretoria in September, 1994.

  • December 27, 1994

    South African Legal Opinion on Article X.2 of the NPT

    Legal analysis of Article X.2, which states that after 25 years the treaty takes force (in 1970), treaty members will hold a conference to determine if the NPT will be extended indefinitely or for an additional fixed period(s).

  • December 27, 1994

    South African Legal Opinion on Article X.2 of the NPT

    A description of X.2 Article of the NPT and a discussion of three potential outcomes: 1) indefinite extension, 2) extension for an additional fixed period, and 3) extension for additional fixed periods.

  • December 27, 1994

    P. Goosen, 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT): South African Position and Preparations for the NPT Review and Extension Conference'

    The memo suggests to pick additional fixed periods extension of the NPT with a green-light mechanism. In addition, need for significant majority and establishing better relations with other states

  • 1995

    Cartoons drawn by Carlton Stoiber at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference

    Drawings of "Del the wonder dog" at the 1995 NPT conference.

  • January 24, 1995

    Preparatory Committee for the 1995 Conference of Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 'Indonesia: working paper on the extension of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Options and Action Available'

    The Group of Non-Aligned and Other States presents a short working paper summarizing Article X.2 and the available options for extending the NPT.