VIENNA (IDN) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a ministerial-level conference on September 29 to promote the entry into force the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Treaty that bans all nuclear explosive testing.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan and Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov of Kazakhstan will chair the so-called Article XIV conference, named after the relevant treaty article. CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo will address the conference.
Foreign Ministers and other high-level representatives from the 183 States Signatories to the CTBT including EU High Representative Federica Mogherini – who is also one of several members of the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) in attendance – will participate in the conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Read Japan and Kazakh to Facilitate Entry into Force of Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty [IDN-InDepthNews – 24 September 2015]