CTBTO Working Group B is currently holding its 38th session in Vienna
From February 6th to February 24th, CTBTO Working Group B, taking place in Vienna, is adressing many technical issues.
First of all, this session will be focused on selecting a host country for the Integrated Field Exercice for 2014 (IFE 14), in order to adopt a formal decision at the next CTBTO Preparatory Commission (June 2012).
The success of the IFE14 represents a technical and political challenge for the entry into force of the Treaty, that France is strongly supporting. As for now, three sites are being proposed to the member States, in Hungary, in Jordan, and in Ukraine.
In addition, discussions on the two other pillars of the Treaty, ie the International Monitoring System and the International Data Center, will take place as well as a joint session with the Working group A on administrative and budgetary issues, on the 20th of February.