Experience of NGOs’ Engagement in UN System Reflection on NPT PrepCom Huaping Liu Firstly, through the whole process of this workshop from Adam’s introduction in email about our program, to the confirmation letter from 2014 NPT Preparatory Committee, then the all activities I participated during the committee, I have understood clearly how an NGO and its members can be eligible to participate the open meetings of the NPT PrepCom. I once studied NGOs in nuclear disarmament field and in UN system as well in theory. But this time I was provided a very good practical opportunity to verify and experience the real engagement of NGOs in UN system. Secondly, attending the PrepCom Plenary Session on peaceful use of nuclear energy is a great experience. Listening to the speeches from each country’s representative and comparing the similarities and differences among the speeches were very exciting. The speeches from EU, Russia, US, China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba gave me deep impression. It seems to me that almost all non-nuclear weapon states opposed any precondition for nuclear peaceful use. On the other side, nuclear weapon states mainly focused on how and how much they had done to helping the other countries’ nuclear peaceful use. There was no evident bargain or confrontation between nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states in peaceful use regard if my understanding is correct. Thirdly, the forum of The WMD Free Zone in the Middle East: Constructive Proposals for the Helsinki Process by a Six Continent Initiative hosted by Peace Research Institute Frankfurt was very helpful due to its well-prepared materials and distinguished speakers from much diversified regions in the world, and fields both from academic area and decision-makers. According to the pre-provided materials, participators could easily understand the contents of the speeches. All proposals and suggestions raised at the forum are very enlightening for further discuss on WMD Free Zone in The Middle East. Although attempts to organize a conference in Helsinki on the zone in 2012 ended in failure, and to my understanding, all experience of the other Nuclear Free Zones are very hard to be applied to the Middle East, continuous efforts and discussion could bring a gleam of hope.