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The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon meets with the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Mr. Tibor Tóth

The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon met with the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Mr. Tibor Tóth, Friday 23 February, on the occasion of the Secretary-General’s first official visit to the United Nations Office at Vienna. The Secretary-General, who is also the Depositary of the CTBT, and the Executive Secretary, discussed the universalization of the Treaty and the event in the DPRK on 9 October 2006. The Secretary-General has long-standing ties with the CTBTO. He served as Chairman of the PrepCom in 1999 while being posted to Vienna as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea.

The Executive Secretary hands over to the Secretary-General a CTBTO gift which includes technical information on the DPRK event on 9 October 2006.