Historic milestone of pacifism: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reaches 50 ratifications!
The big moment has finally arrived: the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has just reached the 50 ratifications required for its entry into force!
This past October 24th, Honduras ratified the treaty, just one day after Jamaica and Nauru presented their ratifications, meaning a historic milestone for the pacifist movement all over the world. In 90 days, on January 22th 2021, the Treaty will enter into force and will become binding international law.
Just over 75 years after the the first atomic bombs devastation in history, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and thanks to the constant work of the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), for which the campaing received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017; the world community has come together to enforce a ban through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, as an active member of ICAN, celebrates this great step towards a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. At the same time, Centre Delàs urges the Spanish coalition government to fulfill its commitment to sign the treaty and thus contribute to world peace with a true peace-building measure, such as taking steps towards eliminating the nuclear threat.