A mandate to negotiate a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons has been under discussion in the Conference of Disarmament (CD) in Geneva since 1994. On 29 May 2009 the Conference on Disarmament agreed a mandate to begin those negotiations. Shortly afterwards, UNIDIR, with the support of the Government of Switzerland, launched a project to support this process. This publication is a compilation of various products of the project, that hopefully will help to illuminate the critical issues that will need to be addressed in the negotiation of a treaty that stands to make a vital contribution to the cause of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

Citation: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (2010). "A Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty: Understanding the Critical Issues", UNIDIR, Geneva.