Posted by: liviuhorovitz | June 10, 2010

Organization of American States adopts CTBT relevant resolution

The Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) at their 40th General Assembly on 8 June 2010 adopted a resolution on “Disarmament and Nonproliferation in the Hemisphere” [AG/RES. 2533(XL-O/10)] in which they resolved, among other items:

“To urge states to consider signing or ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as soon as possible, in particular the states listed in Annex 2 to the Treaty, so that it may enter into force in the shortest possible time.

“To welcome Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ ratification of the CTBT and Trinidad and Tobago’s accession to it, as important steps for its entry into force soon.

“To invite all member states, particularly those with International Monitoring System facilities, to support and implement the CTBT’s verification regime when the Treaty enters into force.

“To call upon the states of the Hemisphere to refrain, even before the Treaty comes into force, from contravening the spirit of the obligations set forth therein, and to maintain, in particular, the moratorium on all kinds of nuclear tests, in accordance with the commitments undertaken at the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

“To reiterate to member states the invitation to give consideration to the recommendations contained in the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education in order to strengthen education and training for disarmament and nonproliferation.

Read the entire resolution here.

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