PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets CTBTO Executive Secretary Dr Robert Floyd; discusses several matters

Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit held a meeting with Dr Robert Floyd, who currently holds the position of Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Preparatory Commission.

PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets CTBTO Executive Secretary Dr Robert Floyd; discusses several matters

On Monday, Prime Minister of Dominica Dr Roosevelt Skerrit held a meeting with Dr Robert Floyd, who currently holds the position of Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Preparatory Commission.

During the meeting, several topics of concern were discussed. Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has shared the information via a Facebook post where he disclosed about the meeting and has also shared glimpses of the meeting.

In the Facebook post, PM Skerrit shared that, “This morning, I met with Dr Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Preparatory Commission.”

We discussed the objectives of the CTBTO to prevent nuclear proliferation and promote disarmament to contribute to a safer and more secure world.

The post further stated, “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a multilateral treaty that prohibits nuclear explosions for both military and civilian purposes, in any environment.”

About Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)-

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a treaty that bans all nuclear test explosions anywhere across the world. The Treaty was discussed at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva in 1994 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It was opened for signature in 1996. One hundred eighty-four nations have signed the Treaty.

The CTBT, which is considered as the “longest sought and hardest fought for arms control treaty in history”,- was opened for signature during September 1996. The CTBT oblige nations that have signed to not to carry out any nuclear weapon explosion or any other form of a nuclear explosion. 

It provides with an extensive system including an International Monitoring System (IMS) to find out nuclear explosions, global infrastructure for satellite communications from IMS station to International Data Center (IDC) that collects, processes and then distributes the data collected to State Parties and for on-site inspections, which may be asked or requested by any State Party to check whether suspected cheating has taken place.

 The Treaty establishes a Comprehensive Test Ban Organization (CTBTO) located in Vienna to execute all these verification arrangements.