10 November 2010
Bosnia and Herzegovina is elected as the Chair of the PrepCom of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) for the 2011 year
Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the 35th PrepCom Session of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), on November 9, 2010 in Vienna, with support from the regional groups, is elected by acclamation for the Chair of this body for the 2011 year.
In this way, after successfully finalizing a one-year term as the Vice-Chair, Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to contribute to the ongoing fight against nuclear proliferation and weapons of mass destruction in the world, which is one of the commitments set out in the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Sven Alkalaj at the CTBTO - Ministerial Conference in New York in August of this year.
CTBTO is the Organization responsible for implementing the General Agreement for banning nuclear tests, which is so far signed by 182 and ratified by 153 countries. In order for the Agreement to come into force it must be ratified by 9 other states listed in Annex II. BiH has ratified the Agreement in 2006, and since then actively participates in the work of the Organization for its implementation, especially in the work of the PrepCom as its executive organ.
Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations in Vienna, Ambassador Igor Davidović, will assume the chairmanship of the PrepCom on January 1, 2011 from his South African colleague.