What are the benefits of being a ratifying State of the CTBT?
A ratifying State shows that it is committed to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and its entry into force. Its ratification demonstrates that it is committed to achieving a world free of nuclear testing, thus contributing to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Only a ratifying State, together with a majority of other ratifying States, can request that conferences on facilitating the entry into force of the CTBT be convened. After entry into force of the Treaty, only the ratifying States, the so-called States Parties, are full members of the CTBTO and can participate in the decision-making processes related to the mandate and the activities of the organization.