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Czech Republic

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Annex 2 State*

No

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Signature Date

1996-11-11

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Ratification Date

1997-09-10

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Monitoring Facilties

Location Type Treaty Code Status
Vranov Auxiliary Seismic AS026 Certified

Additional Information

Voluntary contribution of 15,000 euro to finance information visit and hands-on training programme for representatives of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in May 2005.

Through five so-called EU Joint Actions adopted in the framework of the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy, the Czech Republic has made substantial voluntary contributions in support of the CTBTO's work in areas such as training, verification regime enhancement and technical assistance to third countries. Both the 2012 EU Joint Action and the preceding one in 2010 amounted to over 5 million euro.

The Czech Republic was the 7th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

Facility Agreement entered into force on 29 January 2004. 

EIF Activities

"The value of the CTBT was clearly demonstrated after the two nuclear tests by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) which were unanimously condemned by the UN Security Council. This year's tragic events in Japan also proved the relevance of CTBT verification data and technologies for civil and scientific applications, which include, among others, early tsunami warning, disaster mitigation and climate change studies."
Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg at the 2011 Article XIV Conference in New York - full statement (PDF)