New CTBTO public website goes online

CTBTO to assist more tsunami warning centres

Delegates attending the Thirtieth Session of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission were  informed of developments related to the CTBTO, including arrangements for tsunami warning purposes, which will soon be finalized with several organizations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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CTBTO launches new state-of-the-art website

The CTBTO has launched its new public website, which includes a host of new dynamic features such as greatly expanded written and visual content and engaging multimedia applications.
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Sweden shows its support for the CTBT

Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, recently met with Tibor Tóth, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO, to discuss ways of accelerating the Treaty’s entry into force.
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Want to join a global scientific project?

The International Scientific Studies project will address the readiness and capability of the CTBT to detect nuclear explosions worldwide through a series of scientific studies and assessments, culminating in a scientific conference in Vienna in June 2009.
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CTBTO to conduct large on-site inspection exercise

The CTBTO is undertaking a month-long large scale exercise in Kazakhstan involving a team of 40 inspectors and the shipment of 40 tonnes of equipment to test its on-site inspection regime in September 2008. Follow the developments in the dedicated area.

Prospects for CTBT ratification by the United States

Arms Control Association’s Executive Director, Daryl Kimball, concludes that: “U.S. ratification of the CTBT is possible, necessary, and long-overdue.”
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Former US presidential nominee urges CTBT ratification

John Kerry, United States Senator for Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, outlines the measures necessary to create a nuclear-free world, which include US ratification of the CTBT.
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Bush-Singh nuclear deal unlikely to survive

The 2006 nuclear technology deal between the United States and India is unlikely to survive into the next administration because both US presidential candidates are leaning towards a revival of the CTBT, according to former US Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott.
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NPT turns 40 on 1 July 2008

Ambassador Norman Wulf addresses the challenges facing the NPT at a panel discussion organized by the Arms Control Association on ways of strengthening the Treaty. Wulf served as the US Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation from 1999 until his retirement in 2002.
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