Posted by: liviuhorovitz | April 20, 2010

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: A Global Response to Today’s Global Challenges

An essay by Ambassador Alexander Zmeyevskiy, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna, for the CTBTO website.

“An effective response to the threats and challenges of the twenty-first century — which unquestionably include the proliferation of nuclear weapons — can only be achieved through the coordinated efforts of the international community, coupled with the armoury of the United Nations and international law,” writes .

“The myth that compliance with the CTBT is unverifiable is also baseless. The mechanism established for implementation of the Treaty is complex and comprehensive, and its practical application will prove its effectiveness.”

“An increasingly broad international consensus is emerging with regard to the CTBT. This also is attributable in no small measure to the growing understanding that without the Treaty, it is impossible to ensure true success in the area of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament.”

Read more on the CTBTO Website.


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