List of weapons of mass destruction treaties

A variety of treaties and agreements have been enacted to regulate the use, development and possession of various types of weapons of mass destruction. Treaties may regulate weapons use under the customs of war (Hague Conventions, Geneva Protocol), ban specific types of weapons (Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention), limit weapons research (Partial Test Ban Treaty, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty), limit allowable weapons stockpiles and delivery systems (START I, SORT) or regulate civilian use of weapon pre-cursors (Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention). The history of weapons control has also included treaties to limit effective defense against weapons of mass destruction in order to preserve the determent doctrine of mutually assured destruction (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty).

General treaties concerning weapons of mass destruction

*Environmental Modification Convention
*Protocol I and Protocol II of the Geneva Conventions

Biological weapons treaties

*Biological Weapons Convention
*Geneva Protocol

Chemical weapons treaties

*Brussels Convention on the Law and Customs of War (not adopted but relevant language incorporated into Hague Convention)
*Chemical Weapons Convention
*Geneva Protocol
*Hague Convention
*Strasbourg Agreement
*Treaty of Versailles
*Washington Naval Treaty

Nuclear weapons treaties


*Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
*Seabed Arms Control Treaty
*Outer Space Treaty
*Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency

By region

*African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty
*Antarctic Treaty
*Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
*Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany
*Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
*South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone
*South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty
*Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty

Weapon limitation

*Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
*Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
*Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (not completed)
*Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
*McCloy-Zorin Accords
*Partial Test Ban Treaty
*SALT I (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks)
*SORT (Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty)
*START I (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)
*START III (not completed)



*1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement
*Nassau agreement
*Polaris Sales Agreement
*Quebec Agreement (with Canada)

ee also

* Nuclear arms race
* Nuclear-free zone
* Nuclear proliferation
* Nuclear weapon
* Nuclear warfare
* Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone
* International Atomic Energy Agency
* Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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