Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Article XIV Session 10:00 - 18:00

VIDEO: Morning Session

VIDEO: Afternoon Session

[Statements as received]

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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. The ninth Article XIV conference will take place on 29 September 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA.

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Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

Read previews of the articles by Foreign Minister Kishida and Foreign Minister Idrissov in the next issue of Spectrum (24).

Conference Material

  1. Final Declaration (PDF)

  2. Invitation by the UN Secretary-General
    a. To States that have ratified the CTBT (PDF)
    French | Spanish

    b. To States that have signed the CTBT (PDF)
    French | Spanish

    c. To non-signatory States (PDF)

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

  4. Draft Provisional Agenda (PDF)
    Arabic | ChineseFrench
    Russian | Spanish

  5. Official Background Paper (PDF)
    Corrigendum 1 (PDF) | Corrigendum 2 (PDF)
    Arabic | Chinese | French
    Russian | Spanish

  6. Activities undertaken by signatory and ratifying States (PDF)

  7. Information for Participants (PDF)

  8. Procedural and organizational matters (PDF)

  9. List of non-governmental organizations requesting accreditation (PDF)