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Our Mission

Ending Nuclear Tests

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere: on the Earth's surface, in the atmosphere, underwater and underground.

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The Treaty

The CTBT bans all nuclear explosions on Earth whether for military or for peaceful purposes. It comprises a preamble, 17 articles, two annexes and a Protocol with two annexes.

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The Organization

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization was established on 19 November 1996 by a Resolution adopted by the Meeting of States Signatories at the United Nations in New York.

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States Signatories

The Preparatory Commission is tasked with laying the groundwork required and build up the global verification regime to monitor compliance with the Treaty as countries join the organization.

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Article XIV Conferences

The United Nations Secretary-General convenes the Article XIV conferences to negotiate and issue a joint statement urging States that have not yet signed or ratified the Treaty to do so as soon as possible.

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Ministerial Meetings

The aim of these meetings is to sustain and generate further political momentum as well as public attention for the entry into force of the Treaty.

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