Within the overall framework of the activities of the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) in promoting values of global peace and security on 20 September 2004, CSS organised a National seminar titled “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty”. The seminar took place in the building of the Common Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina . It was organized in co-operation with the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) Vienna and was supported by both the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs BiH.

The aim of the seminar was to introduce the main aspects of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the efforts of the Preparatory Commission of CTBTO to representatives of the legislative and executive authorities, as well as the academic community in BiH in order to ensure that the Treaty comes into force. The purpose of the seminar was also to persuade the authorities of BiH to undertake the necessary actions in order for ratification of the Treaty. Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the CTBT on 24 September 1996 , but is yet to ratify it.

The distinguished guests from the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, headed by Dr. Wolfgang Hoffman used this opportunity to stress the importance of this universal peace treaty and introduce to the participants the many benefits that ratification of this Treaty would provide to both civil and scientific communities within BiH.

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