The youth of today have not witnessed the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. But, CTBTO Youth Group member Ravi Patel and his co-authors don’t think this will affect future efforts in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, as millennials “are more globally engaged than any previous generation.”


“One project led by the CTBTO youth initiative is to identify the benefits beyond security that can be derived from the treaty’s entry into force. The young researchers will present their findings during the Ministerial Meeting at the Forty-Sixth Session of the Preparatory Commission in June. Engaging the emerging generation reflects a realization that nuclear security challenges are multigenerational.”


With a rise in political engagement, young people are continually showing interest in making positive global change, including pushing for the end of nuclear testing.


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Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | May 20, 2016

Interview with CTBTO Head on North Korea

In an interview with the national Slovenian broadcaster for their Globus programme, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo discusses North Korea and the need for a legally binding moratorium on nuclear testing.

 “We cannot talk about denuclearisation without getting North Korea to engage on a moratorium on nuclear testing and signing and ratifying the Comprehensive test ban treaty.”

Zerbo questions whether sanctions can continue to be of effect in the short term, given the DPRK continues to be logistically capable of conducting new tests.

Watch the interview here. The interview starts at 19:20.

Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | May 18, 2016

Making Nuclear Arms Race Come to Its End (InDepth News)

Marking the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), ‘Youth for CTBTO’  member Anastasia Shavrova talks about the current influence of the Treaty and the stalemate in its ratification.

“The Treaty, regardless of many differences that arose among States during the negotiation process, “meets the demand of the great majority of the world’s people for a clear signal that the nuclear arms race is coming towards its end.””

Shavrova believes this year’s anniversary may be a turning point for the CTBT, but it is left in the hands of the international community.

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