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Disarmament Diplomacy

Issue No. 34, February 1999

CTBT Ratification Update

'Azerbaijan Ratifies Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty,' Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom) Press Release PI/rat. 29, 9 February 1999

"Azerbaijan deposited its instrument of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 2 February 1999. Azerbaijan is the twenty-ninth signatory State and the third from the Eastern European Group to have ratified the Treaty. …

The 28 other States that have ratified the Treaty are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Peru, Qatar, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Uzbekistan. To date, 152 States have signed the Treaty.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty bans any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion anywhere in the world. Drafted at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and adopted by the General Assembly on 10 September 1996, the Treaty was opened for signature on 24 September 1996 at the United Nations in New York."

Source: CTBTO PrepCom web-site, http://www.ctbto.org

© 1999 The Acronym Institute.

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