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 2021 Article XIV conference will take place on 23 and 24 September in Vienna and New York. With the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany H.E. Mr. Heiko Maas, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy H.E. Mr. Luigi Di Maio, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Ms. Naledi Pandor, a video message by the President of the General Assembly H.E. Abdulla Shahid, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, H.E. Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, acting on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General, and Dr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO PrepCom.