CTBTO to conduct integrated on-site inspection exercise in Kazakhstan

CTBTO to conduct integrated on-site inspection exercise in Kazakhstan

International experts from around the world will meet in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, in September, to test a global alarm system designed to monitor the comprehensive ban on nuclear testing. Join the media day in the field on September 11!
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EU supports CTBTO’s noble gas monitoring

The EU has adopted a Joint Action to support the CTBTO’s development of noble gas monitoring capacity, as part of the on-going implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The EU will also provide technical support to African countries aimed at fully integrating CTBTO Member States into the CTBT verification system.
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32 States participate in CTBTO cross-regional workshop in Turkey

The CTBTO cross-regional workshop held at the beginning of July in Istanbul emphasized the importance of an improved international understanding on what constitutes permitted and prohibited nuclear activities. Turkish Deputy Undersecretary Ünal Çeviköz urged nine countries that have not yet ratified the CTBT to do so in order for it to enter into force.
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Ditch the bomb

Four senior British statesmen - Douglas Hurd, Malcolm Rifkind, David Owen and George Robertson - call on Britain to cooperate with NATO and EU to encourage ratification of the CTBT by the remaining nine States, enabling progress in the battle against the global nuclear threat.
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Disarming ideas

Two decades into the post-Cold War era, Russia and the United States still hold approximately 11,000 nuclear warheads between them, amounting to 95 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons: In the face of rogue states and international terrorism, it is high time for action - including the US’s ratification of the CTBT.
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Obama vs. McCain on nuclear weapons and the CTBT

Although both leading U.S. presidential candidates articulate a strong dedication to a nuclear weapon-free future, their degrees of prioritization of the issue vary significantly, according to David Krieger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
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Fifth Article XIV Conference looks to Washington

The United States holds the key to progress towards entry into force of the CTBT. CTBT supporters in the United States must develop a comprehensive strategy for securing US ratification and addressing other outstanding non-proliferation issues.
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Paris Summit for the Mediterranean endorses CTBT

The Paris Summit for the Mediterranean on 13 July 2008 adopted a joint declaration which, among other points, outlines the support of nuclear non-proliferation through adherence to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
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German Foreign Minister Steinmeier calls for action

Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, says “[…] we need new dynamism in nuclear disarmament. The nuclear-weapon states are called upon to step up their efforts toward disarmament, to cut their numbers of nuclear weapons, and to put the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into effect as quickly as possible.”
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Bush-Singh Deal: A step in the wrong direction for nuclear non-proliferation?

Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Jayantha Dhanapala and Arms Control Association’s Executive Director, Daryl Kimball, underline that an India-US nuclear deal would be a “non-proliferation disaster”.
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Negotiating India’s next nuclear explosion

There are different perceptions in the United States and in India about what the civilian nuclear deal really means, Henry Sokolski of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center emphasizes. The deal is clearly linked to the development of nuclear weapons.
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CTBTO Annual Report 2007 now online!