Wednesday, 23 September 2021

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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.

Visit the 2019 AFC conference page

Conference Material

  1. Procedural and Organizational Matters (PDF)
  2. Information for Non-Governmental Organizations (PDF)
  3. Information for Participants (PDF)
  4. Progress Report on the Co-Presidency
    by Algeria and Germany of the Article XIV Process from September 2019 to September 2021 (PDF)

  5. Draft Provisional Agenda (PDF)
  6. Addendum to the Draft Rules of Procedure (PDF)

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

  8. Background Document (PDF)
    Prepared for the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty