Issue 7: December 2005

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This issue of CTBTO Spectrum takes a close look at the Article XIV process and the results of the 2005 Article XIV Conference. Two eminent supporters of the Treaty provided contributions in this context: An interview with Alexander Downer, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia and President of the 2005 Article XIV Conference, recaptures, inter alia, his own personal efforts and the special historic role of Australia regarding the CTBT. The cover story by Ambassador Jaap Ramaker provides new insights into his role in promoting the entry into force of the Treaty as the Special Representative of the Ratifier States. The Eastern European region, the main focus of this issue, is a particularly good example of the continuing and robust support for the Treaty, with all 22 Member States having signed and 19 having ratified it

 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page PDF
The role of the Special Representative in the Article XIV Conference process
by Ambassador Jaap Ramaker
1 [PDF]
Editorial 2 [PDF]
Map of Eastern Europe 3 [PDF]
Notes and Quotes
4 [PDF]
Commission update 7 [PDF]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:    
H.E. Alexander Downer,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia
8 [PDF]
PERSPECTIVES:    
The history of CTBT negotiations — A Russian perspective
by Ambassador Grigory Berdenikov
10 [PDF]
Verification highlights 12 [PDF]
POTENTIAL CIVIL AND SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS    
IMS data on natural radionuclides released for WMO Programmes 16 [PDF]
VERIFICATION SCIENCE:    
A new tool for NDC analysis of atmospheric transport calculations 19 [PDF]
Secretariat snapshots 20 [PDF]
Outreach activities 22 [PDF]
Treaty status 24 [PDF]
Calendar of meetings 2006 24 [PDF]