UN Office of Disarmament Affairs - Strengthening peace and security through disarmament
 

CTBT

For a Safer and More Secure World

More than 2,000 nuclear test explosions were conducted between 1945 and 1996, the year when the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty was concluded. The Treaty bans all nuclear explosions on earth. At the outset of the movie, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stresses the Treaty's crucial contribution to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

The film depicts the activities of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in establishing a global verification regime to monitor compliance with the Treaty. It presents the challenging work at some of the monitoring facilities and at the International Data Centre in Vienna, where the data generated by the facilities are received, processed and analysed.

The movie also features the successful performance of the CTBTO's monitoring system in conjunction with the announced nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on 9 October 2006.

The clip embedded above has been provided courtesy of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).