Dominica: On Monday, Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skkerit met the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr Robert Floyd.
During the met, both discussed about the prevention of nuclear proliferation. PM Skerrit and Floyd further talked about the promotion of disbarment and contribution towards a safer and secure world.
After the successful meeting, Prime Minister shared updates about it. He wrote, “This morning, I met with Dr Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Preparatory Commission.”
“We discussed the objectives of the CTBTO to prevent nuclear proliferation and promote disarmament, to contribute to safer and more secure world,” he further mentioned.
The post further read, “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a multilateral treaty that prohibits nuclear explosions for both military and civilian purposes, in any environment.”
What is the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty?
The treaty was discussed during a conference in Geneva in 1994, following which the United Nations General Assembly adopted it. The main objective behind the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is to ban all nuclear test explosions anywhere across the globe.
A Comprehensive Test Ban Organisation (CTBTO) has been established, which has been located in Vienna. The organisation monitors the work and executes all the verification arrangements.
The treaty was opened for signature in the year 1996; to date, 184 countries have signed it. In September 1996, 71 states signed the treaty, and as of February 21, 170 countries became a member.
The CTBT treaty is considered as the “longest sought and hardest fought for arms control treaty in history”.