Cuba among signatories of treaty to ban nuclear weapons
Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force on Friday and Cuba is among the first signatory States, of the 51 that have already ratified it.
Cuba signed the instrument on September 29, 2017, the day when it was opened to signing at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The country was also the 5th country to ratify it, on January 30, 2018, a sign of commitment to general and complete disarmament.
At the closure of business on January 18, the Treaty has 51 States Parties, of which 21 are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Those nations are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The Latin American continent is at the historic forefront in its commitment to nuclear disarmament.
That is shown by the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, better known as the Treaty of Tlatelolco, which provided for the region to be the first densely populated region in the world to be declared a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.
It is also reaffirmed with special statements by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
On July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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