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Chinese monitoring stations now sending data

6th January 2014

Vienna, Austria - As of 1 January, the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has started receiving data from key International Monitoring System (IMS) stations hosted by China. CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo welcomed the step: “The Chinese… [source: Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) ]

Bhutan declares itself free of landmines

4th December 2013

Bhutan has become the latest state to declare that it has cleared all known anti-personnel mines in areas under its jurisdiction or control as required by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, or Ottawa Convention, which bans the use, stockpile, production… [source: AP Mine Ban Convention]