CTBT Side event at the 2015 NPT Review Conference
28 April 2015; 1 p.m. Trusteeship Council, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The Urgency of Action on the CTBT to Contribute to International Peace and Security in an Increasingly Unstable World
Delegates, NGO representatives, and the media are invited to attend this high-level panel discussion which will address questions such as:
What concrete actions can be taken to facilitate the entry into force of the Treaty nearly twenty years after its opening for signature?
How long will the non-testing norm hold absent entry into force?
Do we need an international crisis – a nuclear detonation — to act to bring the CTBT into force?
How can the NPT Review Conference, and its outcome advance this long sought goal?
Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan
Rose Gottemoeller,U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Jayantha Dhanapala,Senior Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka
Takeshi Hikihara,Director-General, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Japan
Lassina Zerbo, CTBTO Executive Secretary