COMMEMORATON OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TLATELOLCO TREATY
MEXICO CITY, 25th August 2016.- In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Tlatelolco Treaty), different activities will take place nationally and internationally to commemorate it.
The Tlatelolco Treaty is considered as one of the most important contributions of Mexico to the world and as an achievement of Latin-American diplomacy, headed by the Mexican Ambassador Alfonso García Robles, awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize 1982 for his contribution to nuclear disarmament.
This international legal instrument contributed to the origin of the first nuclear-weapons-Zone Free in Latin America and the Caribbean and was a reference and inspiration for the creation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), as the only multilateral treaty on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation entered into force since 5th March 1970.
The Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL, for its acronym in Spanish), located in Mexico, has organised a poster competition to choose the official image for the commemoration of the 50 years of the Tlatelolco Treaty.
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