Focus – EU Support for the CTBT
(October 2015)


Overview of the latest EU official documents regarding the European Union support for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)

“I believe that without the European Union's support we could not have reached the current well-advanced status in the build-up and operational capabilities of the CTBT verification regime. This includes the EU's help to developing countries to build capacities in CTBT verification technologies, thus getting buy-in from these countries into the world's largest and most sophisticated multilateral verification system, referred to by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as one of the great achievements of the modern world. As we prepare to mark 20 years since the opening for signature of the CTBT, the strong political and financial support of the EU are vital in ensuring continued progress toward achieving entry into force.”

CTBTO Executive Secretary Dr. Lassina Zerbo