August 23, 1996: Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer announces Australia
will sponsor a resolution seeking the endorsement from the United Nations General
Assembly of the CTBT and its opening for signature at the earliest possible date.
September 10, 1996: United Nations General Assembly reconvenes and votes to adopt
the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and open it for signature at the earliest possible date.
September 24, 1996: President Clinton signs the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
[Click here to see the list of countries to sign the Comprehensive
Test Ban Treaty]