44th Session of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission

The UAE participated in the 44th Session of the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which took place on 18 June 2015, in Vienna.

The UAE signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996 and ratified the Treaty in 2000. As a Sate Signatory, the UAE contributes to the annual budget in order for the organization to successfully build up the Treaty’s verification regime.

The Preparatory Commission concluded important decisions based on the consideration of States Signatories on budgetary, technical and organizational matters. 

It adopted reports from Working Groups on financial matters and technical matters, along with recommendations outlined in each. 

The meeting also highlighted the planned steps and activities for continued support in light of facilitating the entry into force of the Treaty.