This includes the complete destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 28 countries, with 19 states parties in the process of destroying stockpiles.
It possesses the greatest stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and the most advanced and extensive research in mass destruction weaponry in the world.
The wide disparity in the fissile material stockpiles of India and Pakistan could erode the stability of nuclear deterrence.
However, his country would only support such a treaty if it did not allow unequal stockpiles of fissile materials.
Member countries, including the UK, will vote on a controversial proposal by five southern African countries to sell off their ivory stockpiles.