Annual Report 2009

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2009 generated a strong momentum for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in which support for the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) was prominent. The Treaty was placed in the spotlight at the sixth Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the CTBT, which was held in New York on 24–25 September. With an impressive attendance, this conference offered further opportunities for a renewal of commitment to the Treaty and support for the work of the Commission. Media coverage of the Treaty and the work of the Commission was unprecedented. The United Nations Security Council summit on 24 September, chaired by President Obama of the United States of America, recognized the importance of the Treaty and called on all States to sign and ratify so as to bring it into force at an early date. ...

Annual Report 2009          
OPENING SECTION:          
Foreword by the Executive Secretary, Directors of the PTS, Organizational Structure of the PTS, Table of Content,
Abbreviations
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INTERNATIONAL MONITORING SYSTEM          
Establishment, Installation and Certification, Establishing the IMS, Agreements for Monitoring Facility, After Certification, Sustaining Monitoring Facilities, Profiles of the Monitoring Technologies         [PDF]
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GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS:          
GCI Technology, Expanding Global Communications, GCI II: First Year of Operation         [PDF]
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INTERNATIONAL DATA CENTRE:          
Support and Build-Up, From Raw Data to Final Product, Operations Centre, National Data Centres, International Noble Gas Experiment, Tracking Radionuclides Through the Atmosphere, Performance of the Verification System: The Second Announced Nuclear Test by the DPRK, Tsunami Early Warning System, International Scientific Studies         [PDF]
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PREPARING FOR ON-SITE INSPECTIONS:          
Follow-Up of the Integrated Field Exercise, Action Plan, Policy Planning and Operations, Operations Support and Logistics, Techniques and Equipment, Training, Procedures and Documentation         [PDF]
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CAPACITY BUILDING:          
Training Station Operators, Training Analysts, NDC Development Workshops, Training NDC Technical Staff, NDC Capacity Building Equipment, Infrasound/Noble Gas and Laboratory Workshops, E-Learning         [PDF]
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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY:          
Developing the Quality Management System, Evaluating On-Site Inspection Activities, Feedback from National Data Centres, Evaluation Practices and the United Nations         [PDF]
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POLICY MAKING:          
Meetings in 2009, Expanding Participation of Experts from Developing Countries, Supporting the Preparatory Commission and Its Subsidiary Bodies         [PDF]
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OUTREACH:          
A Watershed Year for the Organization, Towards Universality of the Treaty, Interacting with the International Community, International Cooperation Workshops, Promoting the Treaty and the Commission         [PDF]
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MANAGEMENT:          
Oversight, Finance, Procurement, Human Resources         [PDF]
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FACILITATING THE TREATY'S ENTRY INTO FORCE          
Conditions for Entry into Force, New York 2009, Shared Presidency, Expressions of Strong Support, United Nations Security Council: Call for Early Entry Into Force, Message of Support from Non-Govermental Organizations, Worldwide Media Coverage         [PDF]
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SIGNATURE AND RATIFICATION:          
States Whose Ratification is Required for the Treaty to Enter into Force, Status of Signature and Ratification of the Treaty         [PDF]
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