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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Vienna, Austria (e-mail)
United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force (UNICT TF) – New York, USA  (e-mail)
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) – Geneva, Switzerland (e-mail)
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Universal Postal Union (UPU) – Bern, Switzerland (e-mail)
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This is an invitation to attend and provide scientific contributions to the ISS-2009 Conference that will be held in Vienna, Austria from 10-12 June 2009.  The conference is intended as a forum for dialogue on issues related to the capability and readiness of the Comprehensive Nuclear Tes-Ban Treaty’s (CTBT) verification regime.  The conference will also address how the verification regime has benefitted from scientific and technical developments since the Treaty opened for signature in 1996.

The conference is open to diplomats, officials, scientists, representatives from non-governmental organization and the media.

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International Scientific Studies Project

* Global undertaking open to scientific experts and institutions around the world, which was launched in March 2008.
* Involves a series of independent scientific studies and assessments to address the readiness and capability of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to detect nuclear explosions worldwide.
* Focuses on the detection and location capabilities of the 337 facilities making up the CTBT’s International Monitoring System  (IMS).
* Addresses the ability of the IMS to characterize observed events.
* Evaluates the geological and radionuclide technologies and methods used for on-site inspection  (OSI) technologies.
* Explores the use of data, infrastructure and knowledge of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO in support of scientific, humanitarian and other security related applications.
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Article 52

  1. Nothing in the present Charter precludes the existence of regional arrangements or agencies for dealing with such matters relating to the maintenance of international peace and security as are appropriate for regional action provided that such arrangements or agencies and their activities are consistent with the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations.
  2. The Members of the United Nations entering into such arrangements or constituting such agencies shall make every effort to achieve pacific settlement of local disputes through such regional arrangements or by such regional agencies before referring them to the Security Council.
  3. The Security Council shall encourage the development of pacific settlement of local disputes through such regional arrangements or by such regional agencies either on the initiative of the states concerned or by reference from the Security Council.
  4. This Article in no way impairs the application of Articles 34 and 35.

Article 53

  1. The Security Council shall, where appropriate, utilize such regional arrangements or agencies for enforcement action under its authority. But no enforcement action shall be taken under regional arrangements or by regional agencies without the authorization of the Security Council, with the exception of measures against any enemy state, as defined in paragraph 2 of this Article, provided for pursuant to Article 107 or in regional arrangements directed against renewal of aggressive policy on the part of any such state, until such time as the Organization may, on request of the Governments concerned, be charged with the responsibility for preventing further aggression by such a state.
  2. The term enemy state as used in paragraph 1 of this Article applies to any state which during the Second World War has been an enemy of any signatory of the present Charter.

Article 54

The Security Council shall at all times be kept fully informed of activities undertaken or in contemplation under regional arrangements or by regional agencies for the maintenance of international peace and security.