Netherlands

Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date23-MAR-1999

Additional Information

Voluntary contribution in the amount of € 180,000 in 2005 for a project aimed at enhancing capacity building through e-training, see CTBTO press release.

Through five so-called EU Joint Actions adopted in the framework of the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, the Netherlands has made substantial voluntary contributions in support of the CTBTO’s work in areas such as training, verification regime enhancement and technical assistance to third countries. Both the 2012 EU Joint Action and the preceding one in 2010 amounted to over € 5 million.

Hein Haak, Scientific Attaché at Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, has been chairing Working Group B (verification-related issues) of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission since 2005.

The Netherlands was the 31st State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

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"Fifteen years after the Treaty’s adoption by the UN General Assembly on 10 September 1996, we should make a strong push towards its entry into force. Now is the time."
Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal in CTBTO Spectrum 17 - article (PDF)

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