20 Years Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT): Ministerial Meeting at VIC

OrganizationsInternational Organizations ♦ Published: June 20, 2016; 17:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Marking the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), a Ministerial Meeting was held at Vienna International Center. Hosting some 40 international organizations, Austria is a hub for the promotion of peace, safety and security, sustainable development and the fight against crime, drug abuse and terrorism.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT): Participation Types / Picture: © Wikipedia / Canuckguy et al.

“The world must ban nuclear tests once and for all and put the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into effect. I very much regret that this treaty has not yet entered into force as eight ratifications are still outstanding. Both the global verification system and the organisation itself stand ready to assume their mandated tasks. A universal and effective CTBT is indeed of the…