Indonesia Deposits Instrument of Ratification to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Eight More Ratificaitons Needed to Bring Treaty into Force

6 February 2012 — In a special ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa formally submitted his country's ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Indonesia is now the 157th State to ratify the Treaty, bringing the number of countries required to ratify the Treaty before it enters into force down to eight. When the treaty enters into force, it will become a global law, banning the explosion of nuclear weapons anywhere.

Secretary-General and Foreign Minister of Indonesia
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa of Indonesia. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

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From left to right, UN High-Representative for Disamament Affairs Sergio Duarte, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa of Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and and United Nations Legal Counsel Patricia O'Brien, and Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.
UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras