Treaty on the prohibition of the emplacement of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction on the sea-bed and the ocean floor and in the subsoil



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TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF THE EMPLACEMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND OTHER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ON THE SEA-BED AND THE OCEAN FLOOR AND IN THE SUBSOIL
(London, Moscow, Washington : 7 February 1971)
ENTERED INTO FORCE : 18 MAY 1972
Depositary Governments : Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America
THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS TREATY, RECOGNIZING the common interest of mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of the sea-bed and the ocean floor for peaceful purposes,
CONSIDERING that the prevention of a nuclear arms race on the sea-bed and the ocean floor serves the interests of maintaining world peace, reduces international tensions and strengthens friendly relations among States,
CONVINCED that this Treaty constitutes a step towards the exclusion of the sea-bed, the ocean floor and the subsoil thereof from the arms race,
CONVINCED that this Treaty constitutes a step towards a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control, and determined to continue negotiations to this end,
CONVINCED that this Treaty will further the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, in a manner consistent with the principles of international law and without infringing the freedoms of the high seas,



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