Statements and Video Recordings

Friday, 27 September 2013
Article XIV Session 10:00 - 18:00

[Statements in chronological order]

VIDEO: Morning Session 10:00-13:00

VIDEO: Afternoon Session 15:00-18:30

Statements will be posted in a timely way after they have been delivered, provided they have been made available. Delegations are invited to send PDF versions of their statements to [email protected]


The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) contains a special mechanism to promote its entry into force – a conference designed to facilitate this objective takes place every other year. While its official designation is the Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the CTBT, it is more commonly known as the “Article XIV conference” in accordance with the relevant Treaty article. The eighth Article XIV conference will take place on 27 September 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA.

Visit the 2011 AFC conference page

Presidents and Coordinators

Presidents of the Conference:

János Martonyi, Foreign Minister of Hungary

Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia

Coordinators of the entry-into-force process:

Balazs Gabor Csuday, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN Vienna

Rachmat Budiman, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN Vienna

Conference Material

  1. Final Declaration and measures
    to promote the Entry Into Force
    of the Comprehensive
    Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (PDF)

  2. Draft Rules of Procedure (PDF)
    Arabic | Chinese | French
    Russian | Spanish

  3. Draft Provisional Agenda (PDF)
    Arabic | Chinese | French
    Russian | Spanish

  4. Information for Conference Participants

  5. Information for Conference Participants from NGOs (PDF) | NGO list (PDF)

  6. Procedural and Organizational Matters (PDF)

  7. Official background paper (PDF) | Corrigendum to background paper (PDF)
    Arabic | Chinese | French
    Russian | Spanish

  8. Member States’ activities to promote entry into force (PDF)


30 September
Press Release - Foreign Ministers call for an end to all nuclear test explosions

27 September
Ban the Blast (The Hill) - Op-ed by the Presidents of the Conference

26 September:
Press Release - Iraq ratifies the CTBT | Arabic

25 September:
Media Advisory - Foreign Ministers Gather to Outlaw all Nuclear Testing
This Media Advisory is also available in:
Arabic | Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish

24 September:
Press Release - Guinea-Bissau ratifies the CTBT

5 September:

The UN General Assembly commemorates the International Day against Nuclear Tests - see CTBTO Newsroom

4 September:
Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo at noon press briefing at UN Headquarters.