Czech Republic

Annex 2 State*No
Signature Date12-NOV-1996
Ratification Date11-SEP-1997

Monitoring Facilities

LocationTypeTreaty CodeStatus
VranovAuxiliary Seismic StationAS026Certified

Additional Information

Facility Agreement: In force (20 January 2004)

Voluntary contribution of € 15,000 to finance information visit and hands-on training programme for representatives of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in May 2005, 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 Czech Republic 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.

The Czech Republic was the seventh State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

Quote

"The value of the CTBT was clearly demonstrated after the two nuclear tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) which were unanimously condemned by the UN Security Council…This year’s tragic events in Japan also proved the relevance of CTBT verification data and technologies for civil and scientific applications, which include, among others, early tsunami warning, disaster mitigation and climate change studies."
Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg at the 2011 Article XIV Conference in New York - full statement (PDF)

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