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– Suzanne DiMaggio
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
April 15, 2019
Project for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Project for the CTBT Blog

The Project for the CTBT aims to support and coordinate the work of NGOs and policy, scientific and security experts in order to provide the public and policy-makers with sound information and analysis about the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The following updates provide news and analyses on the status of the treaty and work of the CTBT Organization. To receive these by email, subscribe to our regular updates list.

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  • Welcome to the New Home for Project for the CTBT!
    May 19, 2020
    The website for the Project for the CTBT has recently moved here, to the Arms Control Association. Welcome to its new home!
  • U.S. Questions Russian CTBT Compliance
    July 1, 2019
    A top U.S. intelligence official publicly accused Russia in May of not complying with the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), raising concerns that the Trump administration may be considering withdrawing from another multilateral arms control agreement. The allegation is a significant shift from recent U.S. government and intelligence community assessments.
  • Passion and Diversity at the 2019 CTBTO Science and Technology Conference
    June 30, 2019
    The bi-annual Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Science and Technology Conference (SnT2019) took place June 24-28 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. The conference gathered ideas and perspectives from over one thousand participants, representing the most diverse regions of the world.
  • Recent Ratifications: Zimbabwe and Thailand
    February 15, 2019
    On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Republic of Zimbabwe deposited its instrument of ratification of the CTBT to the United Nations. This follows the Kingdom of Thailand’s ratification on September 25, 2018.
  • Seeking Truth: Kazakhstan's Fight Against Nuclear Testing
    December 19, 2018
  • UN General Assembly Statements and Resolution Supporting CTBT
    December 18, 2018
    On November 26, 2018, the Seventy-Third Session of the UN General Assembly met in New York, where the “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)” resolution was adopted.
  • Australia's CTBTO Monitoring System Fully Certified
    November 20, 2018
    As of November 19, 2018, Australia’s International Monitoring System (IMS) stations for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) are “operational and certified.” This marks significant progress in the CTBTO’s mission to establish 337 stations throughout the world to monitor for nuclear tests.
  • Governments and NGOs Mark the International Day Against Nuclear Tests
    August 24, 2018
    August 29, 2018 marks the eighth International Day against Nuclear Tests. From August 28 to September 2, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry will be hosting the 2018 CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) and Youth International Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Senate Holds Hearing on Bill to Expand RECA
    August 24, 2018
    On June 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing about a bill to expand the compensation benefits granted under the 1990 Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), who co-sponsored the bill, testified alongside four individuals from Idaho, New Mexico, Guam and the Navajo Nation.
  • Head of the CTBTO Discusses DPRK Test Site Dismantlement
    June 26, 2018
    Dr. Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), spoke at a June 14, 2018 event on the role of technology in North Korean disarmament, which was co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Arms Control Association. Zerbo emphasized the importance of “getting the ball over the goal line” when it comes to North Korean disarmament.

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