VIENNA / CTBTO

27-Jun-2017 00:02:30
Scientists and technical experts from all over the world are gathering this week in Vienna, Austria, for a meeting convened by the United Nations partner organization working to establish a verification regime to monitor global compliance with the comprehensive ban on nuclear testing. CTBTO
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STORY: VIENNA / CTBTO
TRT: 02:30
SOURCE: CTBTO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 JUNE 2017, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
SHOTLIST
1. Various shots, exterior Hofburg Palace
2. Various shots, interior, SNT 2017 signs
3. Wide shot, Princess Sumaya and Dr. Lassina Zerbo entering conference
4. Wide shot, conference
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan, Jordan.
“Proudly, Jordan won the bid to hold the World Science Forum, so it will be the first time that we have such a large gathering of scientists ever in the Middle East region and particularly in Jordan. 3,000 scientists from over a 100 countries will be convening on the shores of the Dead Sea, the world’s lowest point on earth, from the 7th to the 11th of November under the banner of Science for Peace.”
6. Wide shot, Zerbo and Sumaya sitting
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization:
“The progress that we make on the implementation of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty on both the scientific and diplomatic fronts will contribute to global efforts to make the world more safe, more secure and more prosperous.”
8. Wide shot, Princess Sumaya speaking at conference
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan, Jordan:
“Our science communities have been vilified by political pundits and mocked by much of the media. As populism shouts down the evidence based methods that are urgently required to plan progress and ensure the stable management of challenges and change, we must fight ever more determinedly for reason to prevail.”
10. Wide shot, SNT sign
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan, Jordan:
“When we regard science not only as being that entity that invests in improving the quality of people’s lives but it’s also something that we have to remember that every person on the planet has a right to live in a safe world and I think the CTBTO is an organisation that is the leader in protecting public health and safety for civilians.”
12. Pan right, 2017 sign
STORYLINE
Scientists and technical experts from all over the world are gathering this week in Vienna, Austria, for a meeting convened by the United Nations partner organization working to establish a verification regime to monitor global compliance with the comprehensive ban on nuclear testing.

The Science and Technology 2017 Conference, which runs through Friday, is seeking to enlarge the engagement of the scientific and technological community in test-ban monitoring. In addition, scientists are applying CTBTO data to improve the mitigation of disasters and other applications, such as tracking radioactivity around the globe.

Princess Sumaya of Jordan participated to highlight science’s importance in today’s world in achieving peace, and highlighted the CTBTO as a leader in protecting public health and safety.

SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan, Jordan.
“Proudly, Jordan won the bid to hold the World Science Forum, so it will be the first time that we have such a large gathering of scientists ever in the Middle East region and particularly in Jordan. 3,000 scientists from over a 100 countries will be convening on the shores of the Dead Sea, the world’s lowest point on earth, from the 7th to the 11th of November under the banner of Science for Peace.”

CTCTO Chief addressed the meeting.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization:
“The progress that we make on the implementation of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty on both the scientific and diplomatic fronts will contribute to global efforts to make the world more safe, more secure and more prosperous.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan, Jordan:
“Our science communities have been vilified by political pundits and mocked by much of the media. As populism shouts down the evidence based methods that are urgently required to plan progress and ensure the stable management of challenges and change, we must fight ever more determinedly for reason to prevail.”

SOUNDBITE (English) Princess Sumaya Bint Hassan, Jordan:
“When we regard science not only as being that entity that invests in improving the quality of people’s lives but it’s also something that we have to remember that every person on the planet has a right to live in a safe world and I think the CTBTO is an organisation that is the leader in protecting public health and safety for civilians.”

The Treaty, which bans all nuclear explosions in all environments opened for signature in 1996 and needs eight more specific ratifications (China, the DPRK, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and the U.S.A.) to enter into force.
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