Media Information:
CTBT press briefing today at 12.30
UN press briefing room 2nd floor

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Carnegie Endowment President Jessica Mathews and CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth will discuss conclusions and outcomes of the Foreign Ministers conference to promote the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, and the road ahead. They will also discuss the high-level attention to the CTBT rendered by the Security Council meeting yesterday. 

CTBT press briefing today at 12.30 UN press briefing room 2nd floor

Jessica Mathews was appointed president of the Endowment in 1997. Her career includes posts in the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Resources Institute, the Washington Post, the Office of Global Issues of the National Security Council, and the deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs.

“Entry of the CTBT into force is vital and it is urgent.  Nuclear proliferation is the biggest security threat of the 21st century and entry into force is an absolute prerequisite to the steps that have to be taken to plug the dangerous holes in the nonproliferation regime,” said Mathews.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, www.CarnegieEndowment.org, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.

Ambassador Tibor Tóth has been the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO since 2005. He has been involved with disarmament and non-proliferation issues since the early 1980s, including as Deputy State Secretary of Defense of Hungary, Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva as well as to the CTBTO, IAEA and other international organizations in Vienna and to the Chemical Weapons organization in the Hague, and as Ambassador-at-large for non-proliferation.

[Watch live coverage on UN Webcast channel 2] - 12:30 PM (EST)

For further information contact:
Annika Thunborg, Spokesperson and Chief, Public Information
T: +43 699 1459 6375
E: Annika.Thunborgping@ctbtopong.org