Annual Report 2014

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The Commission continued to make political and technical progress in 2014. Additional ratifications of the Treaty lent even more strength to the established norm against nuclear testing and to calls for the entry into force of the Treaty. The Commission received increasing appreciation for its work as it brought some major projects to conclusion.
 
This report highlights the main activities of the organization during the year.

Annual Report 2014          
OPENING SECTION:          
Message from the Executive Secretary, Table of Contents, Summary, Organizational Structure of the PTS (31.12.2014)         [PDF]
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INTERNATIONAL MONITORING SYSTEM          
Highlights in 2014, Enhanced coverage of noble gas monitoring, First certification of an IMS laboratory for noble gas measurement capability, Completion of the largest re-establishment of an IMS station (HA3 in Chile), Profiles of the Monitoring Technologies         [PDF]
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GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS:          
Highlights in 2014, GCI availability above 99.5%, Nearly 39 gigabytes of data and products transmitted per day, Teleports and terrestrial circuits migrated and consolidated         [PDF]
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INTERNATIONAL DATA CENTRE:          
Highlights in 2014, Requirements met for the moving from Phase 5a to Phase 5b of the IDC Progressive Commissioning Plan, Implementation of Public Key Infrastructure at 61 facilities of the IMS, Porting to a new, more interactive data processing version of the Linux operating system         [PDF]
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ON-SITE INSPECTIONS:          
Highlights in 2014, Conduct of the 2014 Integrated Field Exercise, Completion of a project on noble gas systems and multispectral imaging, Conduct of training in radionuclides and noble gases for surrogate inspectors and final training for participants in the Integrated Field Exercise         [PDF]
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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY:          
Highlights in 2014, Further development and consolidation of the Quality Management System, Enhancement of the performance reporting tool and refinement of the key performance indicators, Evaluation of the 2014 Integrated Field Exercise         [PDF]
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CAPACITY BUILDING:          
Highlights in 2014, Integration of National Data Centre capacity building with policy and educational outreach activities, Integration of all e-learning systems, Work on the 'extended NDC in a box' software         [PDF]
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OUTREACH:          
Highlights in 2014, Further promotion of the Treaty and its universalization, Ratification of the Treaty by Congo and Niue, Consolidation of outreach and education activities         [PDF]
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SEVENTH MINISTERIAL MEETING:          
Highlights in 2014, High level political support for the Treaty, The importance of the 2014 Integrated Field Exercise in advancing on-site inspection capabilities, Acknowledgement of the role of the Group of Eminent Persons         [PDF]
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POLICY MAKING          
Highlights in 2014, Participation of the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs in the Forty-Second Session of the Commission, Appointment of a new Chairperson of Working Group B, Seeking new approaches to the funding of the activities of the Commission         [PDF]
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MANAGEMENT          
Highlights in 2014, Initiation of the Voluntary Support Forum, Further increase in the number of female staff in the Professional category, Completion of the Enterprise Resource Planning project         [PDF]
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SIGNATURE and RATIFICATION:          
States Whose Ratification Is Required for the Treaty To Enter Into Force (31 December 2014), Status of Signature and Ratification of the Treaty by Geographical Region (31 December 2014)         [PDF]
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