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Nuclear Security Summit negotiators meet in Thailand

14th January 2014

Negotiators from the countries and organisations that will participate in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) are meeting this week in Thailand for what is likely to be the final preparatory meeting ahead of the Summit in March. The delegates… [source: Nuclear Security Summit 2014]

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]