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Hiroshima Survivor
June 6, 2016
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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  • Pakistan and a Bilateral Non-Testing Agreement With India
    August 16, 2016
    On Aug. 12, Pakistan announced at a press briefing that it is "prepared to consider translating its unilateral moratorium [on nuclear testing] into a bilateral arrangement on non-testing with India."
  • Collisions: A Captivating Virtual Reality Warning on Nuclear Weapons
    August 5, 2016
    August 5 marks the anniversary of the signing of the Partial Test Ban Treaty, which prohibited the testing of nuclear weapons in outer space, underwater, or in the atmosphere. This treaty was signed by representatives of the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom, marking an important first step towards controlling and ceasing the harmful results of nuclear testing, such as the tests by the United Kingdom in Western Australia.
  • Obama Pursuing a UN Security Council Resolution on Test Ban
    August 4, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama is seeking approval for a UN Security Council resolution to reinforce the norm against nuclear testing, in a move that would coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which the United States signed in 1996.
  • The Democratic National Committee Platform and the CTBT
    July 21, 2016
    The 2016 Democratic Party Platform, which was released on July 21, says that Democrats "will strengthen the [nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty], push for the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, and stop the spread of loose nuclear material."
  • Leaders Convene to Push Test Ban Treaty
    June 30, 2016
    Foreign ministers and representatives from more than 69 states and international organizations gathered in Vienna on June 13-14 for a special meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and to explore options for advancing its entry into force.
  • CTBTO Youth Group Initiative Takes Flight
    June 17, 2016
    In addition to the diplomats and experts who attended the June 13 Ministerial Meeting in Vienna, the meeting also featured participation by a new CTBTO Initiative to engage youth called the "CTBTO Youth Group."
  • Veterans of Atomic Test Blasts: No Warning, and Late Amends
    June 3, 2016
    A New York Times video short investigated the hardships of atomic veterans—the military men and women who took part in atmospheric nuclear tests conducted in the Pacific and in Nevada soon after World War II.
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at CTBTO 20 Year Anniversary
    April 27, 2016
    On 27 April 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed an audience, ranging from veteran officials to young leaders, on the need for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • U.S. Government Officials Continue CTBT Tour
    April 26, 2016
    Senior U.S. government officials have been touring different states to deliver addresses explaining the national security benefits of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty since October, with Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller and Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Ambassador Adam Scheinman taking the lead.
  • May 19 Event "The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing"
    April 26, 2016
    On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences will host the conference: "The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing."

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