Treaty, New York, 1996
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The purpose of this Treaty is to attract the adherence of all countries and to contribute effectively to
Each country that is party to this treaty commits not to carry out any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. and to stop or prevent any such nuclear explosion at any place under its jurisdiction or control. Each party also commits "to refrain from causing, encouraging, or in any way participating in the carrying out of any nuclear-weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosion."
These countries create the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), based in Vienna, to guarantee the implementation of the Treaty's provisions, including verifying compliance, and to provide a forum for consultation and cooperation among the countries. The CTBTO's organs are the Conference of the States parties, the Executive Council and the Technical Secretariat, which includes the International Data Center.Other key articles deal with