NTI Vice Chairman Des Browne
made a keynote speech
to the 2014 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Public Policy Course in Vienna in September 2014. The 2014 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Public Policy Course entitled “Verification through Diplomacy and Science” was held in Vienna from 1 to 9 September. The course was also available online and attracted over 500 participants from almost 100 countries. Participants included diplomats, representatives of governments and international organizations, National Data Centre analysts, station operators, researchers, journalists, students, and other members of civil society.
The course was part of the integrated capacity building approach of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and was made possible through financial support from the Kingdom of Norway, the European Union and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. Its main aim was to train and educate the next generation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) experts by covering the policy and legal aspects of the CTBT, including its entry-into-force and universalization, as well as the CTBT verification technologies and the civil and scientific applications of monitoring data.
For more information, see the CTBTO write-up