Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Press Conference (United Nations)

Source The United Nations



Media – The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is hosting a press briefing on the margins of the 78th UN General Assembly High-Level week to discuss the renewed concern around nuclear testing and the weapons it helps create.

The briefing comes ahead of the biennial CTBT Article XIV Conference (AFC), a meeting designed to rally international support for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), a core element of the global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament architecture.

CTBTO’s Executive Secretary, Robert Floyd, will be joined by the Foreign Ministers of Panama and Norway, incoming co-presidents of the AFC, the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, the most recent State to ratify the CTBT, and representatives of the outgoing co-presidents, Italy and South Africa.

During the briefing, the speakers will address the danger nuclear testing continues to pose to global peace and security and the need for reinvigorated action to combat this existential threat.


Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban-Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

H.E. Janaina Tewaney, Foreign Minister of Panama, incoming co-president of the AFC

H.E. Anniken Huitfeldt, Foreign Minister of Norway, incoming co-president of the AFC

H.E. M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, most recent country to ratify the CTBT

H.E. Edmondo Cirielli, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, outgoing co-president of the AFC

Mr Zane Dangor, Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, outgoing co-president of the AFC

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