Kingdom of Netherlands Cash Contribution

An exchange of letters was concluded on 22 November 2001 with the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Netherlands for its voluntary cash contribution to promote cooperation among States in exchanges relating to CTBT verification technologies. This cash contribution of Euro 15,882.30 is the first case of its kind since the inception of the Commission. The funds will be used to facilitate the participation of several experts from developing States in information programmes organized at the Secretariat. These programmes are designed to support the early establishment and operation of International Monitoring System (IMS) stations in the relevant regions. This programme will be implemented through the first quarter of 2002.