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UN nuclear ban treaty needs 6 more ratifications

UN nuclear ban treaty needs 6 more ratifications, An international NGO is stepping up its call for countries to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Six more ratifications are needed for the treaty to come into force.

The treaty prohibits the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons and was adopted with the support of 122 countries and territories three years ago.

Ireland and three other countries ratified the treaty last month, bringing the total number of ratifications to 44. The latest ratifications coincided with the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, plans to calls on more countries to ratify the treaty in events at the UN headquarters to mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on October 2 and United Nations Day on October 24.

The treaty will come into effect 90 days after the number of ratifications reaches 50.

Nuclear powers, as well as Japan and other countries protected by the US nuclear umbrella, have not signed it.

September 14, 2020 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, politics international, weapons and war

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