NPT Draft non-papers for NAM and NAC consideration

These papers offer ideas for a renewed holistic approach to Article VI of the NPT, which
mandates negotiations

in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear
arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and
complete disarmament under strict and effective control.

Considered as one of the three pillars of the NPT, disarmament as referred to in its Article VI is aiming at strengthening international security and ensuring the survival of humankind by
eliminating the danger of war, especially nuclear war. It is another way of implementing the
provisions of the United Nations Charter whose objective is to exclude war or the use and threat of force as instruments for settling international disputes. 

As stated in the Final Document of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session devoted to Disarmament (SSOD I para 19), 

“[p]rogress towards this objective requires the conclusion and implementation of agreements on the cessation of the arms race and on genuine measures of disarmament, taking into account the need of States to protect their security.” 

And, as per SSOD I para 20, 

“[a]mong such measures, effective measures of nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear war have the highest priority.”