Annual Report 2011

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In 2011, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) took further important steps towards fulfilling its mandate to promote the Treaty’s entry into force and establish the verification regime.  International support for the Treaty continued to increase with Ghana and Guinea ratifying the Treaty, bringing the number of ratifications up to 155.  As an Annex 2 State which must ratify the Treaty before it can enter into force, the decision by the Parliament of Indonesia on 6 December to ratify the Treaty was especially significant. Of the 44 States listed in Annex 2 to the Treaty, 35 had ratified as of 31 December 2011. Once Indonesia has completed its ratification process, only eight Annex 2 States will still need to ratify.  A total of 182 States had signed the CTBT by the end of 2011.

Annual Report 2011          
OPENING SECTION:          
Message from the Executive Secretary, Treaty, Preparatory Commission, Summary, Table of Contents, Abbreviations, Organizational Structure of the PTS (31.12.2011)         [PDF]
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INTERNATIONAL MONITORING SYSTEM          
Establishing the International Monitoring System, Agreements for Monitoring Facilities, After Certification, Sustaining Monitoring Facilities         [PDF]
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GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS:          
GCI Technology, Expanding Global Communications, GCI Operations         [PDF]
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INTERNATIONAL DATA CENTRE:          
From Raw Data to Final Product, Support and Build, Operations Centre, National Data Centres, International Noble Gas Experiment, Tracking Radionuclides Through the Atmosphere, Lessons Learned from the Second Announced Nuclear Test by the, Democratic People, Republic of Korea, Tsunami Early Warning Systems, Technology Foresight, Science and technology 2011         [PDF]
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CONDUCTING ON-SITE INSPECTIONS:          
Directed Exercise In Jordan, Progress In Implementation of the Action Plan, Concept Development for the Next Integrated Field Exercise, Policy Planning and Operations, Operations Support and Logistics, Techniques and Equipment, Training, Procedures and Documentation         [PDF]
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CAPACITY BUILDING:          
Country Profiles, NDC Development Workshops, Training NDC Technical Staff, NDC Capacity Building Equipment, Training Station Operators, Workshops On Monitoring Technologies, 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, Contribution To the Work of the United Nations Evaluation Group         [PDF]
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POLICY MAKING:          
Meetings In 2010, Expanding the Participation of Experts from Developing Countries, Supporting the Preparatory Commission and Its Subsidiary Bodies, Information System, On Progress In Fulfilling the Mandate of the Treaty, Virtual Working Environment         [PDF]
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OUTREACH:          
Support for the Treaty, Towards Entry Into Force and Universality of the Treaty, Interacting With the International Community, Npt Review Conference, Fifth Ministerial Meeting On Promoting the Entry Into Force of the Treaty, International Day Against, Nuclear Tests, United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency, Multilateral Organizations, Further Activities, International Cooperation Workshops, Introductory Course On the Treaty, Promoting the Treaty and the Commission, Video-Audio Project         [PDF]
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MANAGEMENT:          
Oversight, Finance, 2010 Programme and Budget, Assessed Contributions, Expenditure, Procurement, Human Resources         [PDF]
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FACILITATING THE TREATY'S ENTRY INTO FORCE:         [PDF]
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SIGNATURE and RATIFICATION:          
States Whose Ratification Is Required for the Treaty To Enter Into Force (31 December 2010), Status of Signature and Ratification of the Treaty (31 December 2010)         [PDF]
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