19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
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The Interconnection Between the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

20 Jun 2023, 09:00


Board: 55
E-poster T5.2 Synergies with Global Challenges Lightning talks: P1.3, P1.4, P5.2


Mr Awwal Bisallah (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC))


The CTBT is considered to be a global instrument for the enhancement of international peace and security through the banning of nuclear weapons tests and constraining further development of existing nuclear weapons, on the other hand, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was established to prevent the proliferation of nuclear science and technology in all its ramifications and advance the peaceful uses initiatives as well as address disarmament by nuclear weapons states. The two treaties are interconnected in that they both offer a foundation for eliminating the spread of nuclear weapons and providing the necessary tools for the promotion of global stability. This widespread benefits of peaceful uses of science are an enormous success of the NPT regime as well as the civil applications of the CTBT within the scope of the International Monitoring System data and International Data Centre products. This work looks at how the CTBT and the NPT are interconnected, particularly the CTBT's link to the decision in 1995 to indefinitely extend the NPT. The 2020 Review Conference on the NPT which took place in August 2022 provided a benchmark to support the entry into force of the Treaty, which is considered the cornerstone of non-proliferation.

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CTBT nexus with NPT

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Mr Awwal Bisallah (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC))


Mr Chad Chinaemelu Anyaegbu (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC)) Modibbo Sadiq Ibrahim (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC)) Mr Uchenna Onwuhaka Madu (Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC))

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