Nuclear Weapons Free Zones

A Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty – FMCT

Australia is actively pursuing the commencement of international negotiations for an FMCT. Fissile material (highly enriched uranium and plutonium) is the central component to the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Whilst there has as yet been no agreement on a negotiating framework within the United Nations Conference on Disarmament (CD), an FMCT would contribute to the environment of confidence necessary for further progress on nuclear disarmament.

Last Updated: 7 December 2012