UN / NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY

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The Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr. Robert Floyd, said that even without having entered into force, the Treaty “is already helping to save lives.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 05 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

05 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room dais
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“Even without having entered into force, the CTBT is already helping to save lives. And countries around the world, even those that have not yet ratified the treaty, are benefiting from this global collaboration and technological expertise.”
4. Wide shot, press room dais
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“We've gone from over 2000 nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1996, to fewer than 12 tests since the Treaty opened for signature. Only one country has tested this millennium. From 2000 to fewer than a dozen. This is the difference that the CTBT has already made.”
6. Wide shot, press room dais
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO):
“I wonder whether the states are recognizing, at a time such as this, it is really important to be able to strengthen the NPT and to come together around some of these very important issues. Rather than, oh, this is a reason we should abandon such an important thing as the cornerstone of nuclear architecture.”
8. Wide shot, end of briefing

STORYLINE:

The Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr. Robert Floyd, today (5 Aug) said that even without having entered into force, the Treaty “is already helping to save lives.”

Speaking to reporters in New York at the end of the first week of the 10th NPT Review Conference, Floyd said, even countries that have not yet ratified the Treaty, “are benefiting from this global collaboration and technological expertise.”

He noted that “we've gone from over 2000 nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1996, to fewer than 12 tests since the Treaty opened for signature,” adding “this is the difference that the CTBT has already made.”

Asked about the relevance of the CTBT and the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the current geopolitical landscape, Floyd said, “I wonder whether the states are recognizing, at a time such as this, it is really important to be able to strengthen the NPT and to come together around some of these very important issues. Rather than, oh, this is a reason we should abandon such an important thing as the cornerstone of nuclear architecture.”
This year’ NPT Review Conference takes place on the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the CTBT.
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