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United Nations, New York, 12 January 2011 - Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, is a leading supporter of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. In a new series of TV spots he highlights the need to end nuclear weapons testing forever and calls on all countries to ratify the Treaty and bring it into force. Hollywood legend Michael Douglas speaks out in support of the Treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, forever. Michael Douglas has teamed up with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization on a series of austere but powerful TV spots aimed at raising support for the Treaty. "The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is a guiding light on the road to a nuclear weapons free world. Once in force it will help prevent the kind of nuclear arms race we experienced in the past and will make it much more difficult to continue to build up nuclear arsenals," says Douglas. Douglas says his engagement with nuclear disarmament issues stems from a childhood set against the backdrop of the Cold War arms race. "I grew up in the United States at a time when nuclear weapons testing was commonplace. We used to have air raid drills at school and my father had a bomb shelter built in his yard in California. As a child, it was difficult to grasp the meaning of what was happening. It had a nightmare, monster-like quality which always haunted me," he says. "Later, as I began to understand the ramifications of nuclear weapons testing, my commitment to ...