What is the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS)?

This Secretariat assists the CTBTO Preparatory Commission and prepares for the implementation of the provisions of the Treaty. It promotes the Treaty and is responsible for the build-up of the verification regime. It is tasked to supervise and coordinate the provisional operation of the International Monitoring System and the International Data Centre. It receives, processes, analyses and reports on IMS data. It builds up the on-site inspection mechanism so that it will be operational once the Treaty enters into force.

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