Composition and structure
Composition and stucture
Upon signing the CTBT, a State automatically becomes a member of the Preparatory Commission. The Commission consists of two main organs: a plenary body composed of all the States Signatories (also known as the Preparatory Commission); and the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS) which assists the Commission in carrying out its activities.
The Preparatory Commission is composed of a plenary body and the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS), which assists the Commission in carrying out its activities.
The Plenary Body
The Plenary body is assisted by three groups:
- Working Group A
deals with budgetary and administrative matters, such as the annual budget, financial and staff regulations and rules and legal issues.
- Working Group B
deals with the examination of verification issues.
Both Working Groups make proposals and recommendations for consideration and adoption by the Preparatory Commission.
- The Advisory Group
advises the Commission and its subsidiary bodies i.e. both Working Groups, on financial, budgetary and associated administrative matters. The Advisory Group consists of experts from States Signatories, who are of recognized standing and have experience in financial matters at the international level.
Working at the Provisional Technical Secretariat