AaAa The CTBT is ratified by 149 countries but still depends on the stances of some countries which delay or refuse to ratify
it namely the US, China, Egypt, Iran, Israel and Indonesia.
Of the remaining 11 countries, India, North Korea and Pakistan have not signed it, while China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, the United States and Vietnam are refusing to ratify
However, largely because the Senate has yet to ratify
LOST, the "Enterprise" has yet to go into operation.
Japan ratified it the following July, but China has yet to ratify
But if they ratify
it, this would signal a decision to participate in the discussions on emission reductions for the next budget period.
In related news the Swedish government formally announced yesterday (16 May) that it will ratify
the Kyoto protocol and will continue to press the United States to join the global climate agreement.
TOKYO, March 3 Kyodo China has told Japan that it plans to ratify
soon the global Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) on nuclear weapons, Foreign Ministry officials said Wednesday.
29 Kyodo Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said Tuesday that urging nuclear powers to ratify
the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is the first priority, even if the international community needs to discuss last week's subcritical nuclear tests by the United States.
To enforce the treaty, notes Lisa Speer of the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City, the nations that ratify
it could "deter"-and sometimes impound-any ship that appears to be violating the management policies.
PAS leader Nasrudin Hassan alleged today Putrajaya could implement the International Convention on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) via other means even if it does not ratify
Malacanang described on Monday as 'unfortunate' the failure of the House of Representatives to ratify
the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).
Civil society groups exhorted Asian governments to ratify
the Minamata Convention on Mercury as environmental and health officials from several countries converge in Pasay City for a three-day regional forum.
The Finnish parliament is scheduled to ratify
the draft European Constitutional Treaty on 5 December.
Japan welcomed the approval Wednesday by Russia's upper house, the Federation Council, of a bill to ratify
the Kyoto Protocol aimed at curbing global warming.
The latest nations to ratify
were Benin and Estonia on January 2nd and Portugal and Ecuador on February 2nd.