Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | September 21, 2011

23 September: Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the CTBT

Foreign ministers from around 100 countries will meet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 23 September 2011 to promote the entry into force of CTBT, the treaty that bans all nuclear testing.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will address the conference, jointly chaired by Patricia Espinosa Cantellano and Carl Bildt, the Foreign Ministers of Mexico and Sweden respectively. The conference is open to NGO’s and accredited media.

Time:  Friday, 23 September 2011, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 (New York time)

Venue: New York, UN Headquarters, North Lawn Building (NLB), Conference Room 4.

Agenda:  See draft provisional agenda here.

Coverage:  Live stream by UN TV of the entire conference. Video material, also in HD upon request, will be pooled. For key events, news and quotes follow CTBTO’s Twitter channel.

Press Briefing:

By the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the Foreign Ministers of Mexico and Sweden, Carl Bildt and Patricia Espinosa, and CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth – live stream via UN TV

At 11:30 a.m. on the day of the Conference, Friday, 23 September 2011 
At the Press Stake Out area of the North Lawn Building (NLB), UN Headquarters NY

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For more information on the conference, on media registration, as well as useful contact info, please see the updated media advisory here.

Visit our web-area dedicated to the 2011 Article XIV Conference here.

The proceedings start at 10 am New York time (4 pm Vienna time). Watch LIVE on UN Webcast (Channel 4) here.

Or follow the real-time feed on CTBTO’s Twitter channel here.


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