The Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr. Robert Floyd, will visit Ghana from June 2 to 5, 2024, as part of a multi-country tour of selected West African countries.

The visit is aimed at strengthening international cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation and promoting the global effort to achieve a comprehensive ban on nuclear tests.

Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr. Robert Floyd

During his two-day visit, Dr. Floyd will pay courtesy calls to several government agencies, including the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MoFARI).

This will be followed by a public lecture to stakeholders, including policymakers, academics, the security services, and the public, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (SNAS) of the University of Ghana, GAEC, to offer a better understanding of the CTBTO’s mission and the relevance of the treaty to global security.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) was established to ensure that States that sign and ratify it refrain from conducting nuclear explosions, including nuclear weapons tests.

Ghana signed the CTBT in 1996 and therefore has set up a CTBT National Data Centre (NDC) at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission to help with international efforts to better monitor nuclear weapons test explosions around the world.

By: CPRC/CCD

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