CTBT Ministerial Meetings
Ministerial Meetings to promote entry into force
"Although the Treaty is yet to enter into force, the nuclear test moratorium has become a de facto international norm. However, without the lasting and legally-binding effect of entry into force of the Treaty, such a norm remains fragile."
An initiative by Japan, Australia and the Netherlands
Continuously increasing support
The meetings are open to all ratifying states, while State Signatories and non-signatories can participate as observers. Like the Article XIV Conferences, the CTBT Ministerial Meetings enjoy increasing political support: while 50 countries had associated themselves with the Joint Statement in 2002, this number increased to 72 in 2006, and 90 in 2014.