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Chile ratifies UN Nuclear weapons ban treaty 

Chile ratifies UN Nuclear weapon ban treaty  ICAN, 9 Oct 21,  Chile became the 56th country to ratify the landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 23 September 2021. As leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the annual high-level opening of the UN General Assembly, the Chilean foreign minister, Andrés Allamand, deposited his country’s instrument of ratification with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, Miguel de Serpa Soares.

Allamand described the TPNW’s entry into force

earlier this year as “one of the most important milestones on our path towards global and complete disarmament”.

The Latin America Human Security Network (SEHLAC), which serves on ICAN’s international steering group, hailed Chile’s ratification as a great step forward. “With this step, Chile joins the group of countries that have formalised their firm conviction that any use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable,” said Pamela Velásquez Guzmán, SEHLAC’s representative in Chile. “I want to congratulate the commitment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the parliamentarians, and the civil society that made this achievement possible.”

The Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Chile approved ratification of the TPNW on 24 June and the Senate approved it on 24 August.

Chile played an important role in the negotiation of the TPNW in 2017 and was among the first countries to sign the treaty………..

October 9, 2021 - Posted by | politics international, SOUTH AMERICA, weapons and war

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