Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

UN nuclear test ban chief wants to bring Treaty into force 

In his first UN News interview, the new head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) notes that prior to 1996, when the Treaty opened for signature, around 2,000 nuclear tests were conducted, but since then, only three countries have crossed the line - only one of those, this century.  

Robert Floyd spoke in New York to UN News’s Alexandre Soares, who started by asking him how CTBTO helps make the world a safer place.  

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Nuclear test ban represents “low hanging fruit” to stop proliferation

Making a nuclear weapons test ban treaty a reality represents “low hanging fruit” in the effort towards halting rising tensions over the Korean Peninsula.

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Women have “powerful voice” in global scientific community

Women have a “powerful voice” in the global scientific community, the head of a UN partner organization that works to end nuclear testing has said.

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