2017 Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty United Nations, New York

Date and time

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Article XIV Session 11:00 - 18:00 (EST/GMT -4)


Morning and afternoon sessions


Gallery of images



  State Speaker
1 China
[Doc] [Chinese]
H.E. Ambassador Wang Qun,
Head of the Chinese Delegation
2 The Netherlands

4 Kazakhstan
Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
5 Canada
[DOC] [French]
Mr. Mark Gwozdecky, Assistant Deputy Minister
for International Security and Political Affairs,
Global Affairs Canada
6 Estonia Mr. Sven Mikser,
Minister of Foreign Affairs
7 Switzerland

8 Mexico
H.E. Ambassador Luis Javier Campuzano
9 Luxembourg
H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn,
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg
10 Holy See
H.E. Paul R. Gallagher
Secretary for The Holy See’s Relations With States
11 Italy
Hon. Vincenzo Amendola
Undersecretary of State of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
12 Slovenia
H.E. Mr Karl Erjavec,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
12 Egypt

14 Ecuador
Mr. Fernando Luque Márquez
15 Liechtenstein
H.E. Dr. Aurelia Frick
Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein
16 Slovakia
H.E. Ivan Korčok,
State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
17 Turkey
H.E Ambassador Alper Coşkun,
Director General for International Security Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
18 Latvia
H.E. Andris Pelšs,
Undersecretary of State-Political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
19 Philippines
H.E. Allan Peter Cayetano,
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
20 Algeria
[PDF - French]
H.E. Mr Abdelkader Messahel,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria
21 Belgium
[PDF - French]
H.E. Mr Didier Reynders,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium
22 European Union
H.E. Ms Federica Mogherini,
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Conference Material

  1. Report of the Conference ( PDF ) Arabic | Chinese | French   Russian | Spanish
  2. Draft Final Declaration ( PDF ) Arabic | Chinese | French   Russian | Spanish
  3. Draft Rules of Procedure ( PDF ) Arabic | Chinese | French   Russian | Spanish
  4. Progress Report on the Co-Presidency by Japan and Kazakhstan ( PDF )
  5. List of non-governmental organizations requesting accreditation ( PDF )
  6. Draft Provisional Agenda [Rev.2] ( PDF ) Arabic | Chinese | French   Russian | Spanish
  7. Background Document ( PDF ) Arabic | Chinese | French   Russian | Spanish
  8. Information for Participants ( PDF )
  9. Procedural and Organizational Matters ( PDF )
  10. Activities Undertaken by Signatory and Ratifying States Under Measure (K) of the Final Declaration of the 2015 Article XIV Conference in the Period June 2015 - May 2017 ( PDF )


The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) contains a special mechanism to promote its entry into force – a conference designed to facilitate this objective takes place every other year. While its official designation is the Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the CTBT, it is more commonly known as the “Article XIV conference” in accordance with the relevant Treaty article. The tenth Article XIV conference will take place on 20 September 2017 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA. Visit the 2015 AFC conference page