19–23 Jun 2023
Hofburg Palace & Online
Europe/Vienna timezone

European Union - CTBTO Cooperation in action

19 Jun 2023, 15:45
1h 15m


Panel discussion Panel discussion Panel discussion on EU - CTBTO cooperation


Ms Elena Thoma (EU Delegation to International Organisations in Vienna)


The European Union (EU) remains a staunch supporter of the CTBT and its Organisation, both politically and financially. Promoting the universalisation and entry into force of the CTBT is a top priority for the EU, in line with its non-proliferation and disarmament policies and objectives.
In the framework of the EU Strategy against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, the EU has provided voluntary contributions to the CTBTO through eight EU Council Decisions to date, amounting to almost 30 million EURO, in order to strengthen its monitoring and verification capabilities. The extensive support provided by the European Union for the Treaty and its verification regime will be the focus of this panel discussion. In this regard, the benefits of technical and capacity-building programs funded by the European Union will be presented by those who benefit from the implementation and the output of the projects.

  • Opening remarks by His Excellency Mr Stephan Klement, Head of Delegation of the European Union to International Organisations in Vienna
  • Closing remarks by Dr Robert Floyd, CTBTO Executive Secretary

Primary author

Ms Elena Thoma (EU Delegation to International Organisations in Vienna)


Mr Alessandro Cortese (Permanent Representative of the Republic of Italy to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO) Mr Bruno Lebret (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)) Mr Ricardo Jose Lopez Rubio (Fundacion Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismologicas (FUNVISIS)) Ms Sri Sundari Retnoasih (National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia (BRIN)) Takalani Cele (South Africa, Non-Proliferation Secretariat)

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