6 December 2011

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General, Welcoming Ratification of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


by Indonesian Legislature, Urges ‘Engaged Leadership’ of Remaining States


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General, in his capacity as Depositary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, welcomes the ratification of the Treaty by the House of Representatives of Indonesia on 6 December 2011.  Indonesia is one of the 44 States listed in Annex 2 of the Treaty, the ratification of which is necessary for the Treaty to enter into force.

Once the instrument of ratification is deposited, the total number of ratifying States will stand at 156, including 36 Annex 2 States.  The Secretary-General encourages all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Treaty, and is counting upon the engaged leadership of the remaining eight States whose ratification is required for the Treaty’s entry into force.

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