The first session of the High Level Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) Expert Preparatory Group took place in New York on March 2-3, 2017. The Group was established by the UN Secretary General at the request of the UN General Assembly. The meeting in New York was open to all Member States. Some statements are available at the UNODA web site.
The discussions will continue in Geneva on July 31, 2017 among the 25 members of the High-Level Group. As of March 3, 2017, the following states were invited to join the High-Level Group:
- Republic of Korea
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
China has not yet confirmed its participation. Pakistan was approached, but indicated that it will not join the group (see Pakistan's statement at the meeting).