Annex 2 State*
Through five so-called EU Joint Actions adopted in the framework of the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy, Ireland 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 â‚¬ 5 million.
Ireland was the 40th State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.
Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore at the 2011 Article XIV Conference in New York