Belgium

Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date29-JUN-1999

Additional Information

Through five so-called EU Joint Actions adopted in the framework of the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, Belgium 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.

Belgium was the 38th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

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"Our appeal to those States that have not yet signed and ratified the Treaty should focus on the benefits that the global community will derive from it and on the operational capabilities of the international monitoring system installed and managed by the CTBTO. The completion and full operational readiness of the Treaty’s unique verification regime will convince all of us that a CTBT into force can and will make a real difference in security policy and cooperation."
Foreign Minister Yves Leterme at the 2009 Article XIV Conference in New York - full statement (PDF)

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