Almost every country on earth has signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) establishing its near universality. As well, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which is tasked with bringing it into force, is building “universality of understanding” about how verification of the Treaty is undertaken, says Lassina Zerbo, director of the CTBTO International Data Centre (IDC).
The goal is being achieved through training activities. On 17 December, 14 men and women, from Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Yemen, wrapped up a two week long training workshop at the Vienna CTBTO Headquarters.
They were offered hands-on experience enabling them to have better access and use of the huge amount of data the CTBTO collects and distributes from its global monitoring network to detect any evidence of nuclear explosions.
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