Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | September 2, 2011

CTBTO Spokesperson briefs journalists at UN Headquarters on upcoming CTBT Conference

On 1 September, CTBTO Spokesperson Annika Thunborg, was the “Noon Guest” at the daily press briefing at the UN Headquarters, New York.

In her opening remarks, she focused on the need to bring the CTBT into force as a solid legal barrier against all nuclear explosions. Thunborg invited journalists to cover the proceedings of the forthcoming Conference in support of entry into force of the CTBT on 23 September 2011 in New York. This conference is convened every two years by the UN Secretary General to decide measures to promote the entry into force of the CTBT and issue a Final Declaration. This year’s conference will be presided over by the Foreign Ministers of Mexico, Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, and Sweden, Carl Bildt.  

Read the Media Advisory here.

Watch on UN Webcast the intervention and the Q&A session by CTBTO Spokesperson at the UN Press Briefing here (start video at 07:00).

Read a related article by Xinhua here or an article in Spanish by news agency EFE here.


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