I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb.

– Vincent Intondi
Author, "African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement
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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  • Building the atom bomb: the full story of the Nevada Test Site
    September 22, 2015
    In September 2015, The Guardian released an interactive news story with videos, interviews, and a time-lapse from 1951 to 1992 of all the nuclear tests which occurred at the Nevada test site.
  • Group of Eminent Persons Calls for Fortified Multilateral Effort for the CTBT
    August 29, 2015
    Today, August 29, is the UN’s International Day Against Nuclear Tests, a day meant to encourage governments, academic institutions, and the general public to advocate for the necessity of banning nuclear weapon tests.
  • Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) Meets in Seoul June 25-26
    July 28, 2015
    The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) reported that the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) met in Seoul on June 25 and 26 to “rally support for the for the Treaty’s entry into force and to highlight the threat posed by nuclear weapons testing.”
  • Pakistan Reiterates Pledge to Not Resume Testing
    June 5, 2015
    According to a June 3 joint statement by U.S. and Pakistan at the seventh round of the U.S.-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation (SSS&NP) Working Group, Pakistan reaffirmed its support for Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) related resolutions in the United Nations General Assembly, and confirmed the stance that Pakistan will not be the first nation in the region to conduct a nuclear test.
  • NPT States Parties Express Support for Entry Into Force
    May 18, 2015
  • Multinational Workshop in Israel Evaluates IFE14 Results
    May 18, 2015
    Following the CTBTO's November 3 to December 9, 2014 Integrated Field Exercise (IFE14) in Jordan's Dead Sea region, experts from around the world and across the Middle East gathered in Ramat-Gan, Israel from April 12-16 for the first of two workshops to evaluate the results.
  • Japan and Kazakhstan to Co-Chair Next Article XIV Conference
    May 18, 2015
    Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erland Idrissov will lead the next Article XIV Conference to take place September 29, 2015 in New York. The countries were unanimously nominated at a meeting of member states to lead the international efforts to implement the CTBT for a period of two years, beginning with the September Article XIV Conference.
  • Angola Ratifies the CTBT
    May 15, 2015
    On March 20, Angola ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), bringing the total number of states who have ratified the treaty to 164.
  • Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Vienna
    May 15, 2015
    The third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons was held in Vienna on December 8-9, 2014.
  • Integrated Field Exercise 2014 (IFE14) in Jordan
    May 15, 2015
    The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) carried out their second integrated field exercise (IFE14) in Jordan’s Dead Sea region from November 3 to December 9, 2014.