April 16, 2024
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On Saturday, UN officials said that an international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country Honduras allowing it to enter into force after 90 days.

“Today is a victory for humanity, and a promise of a safer future,” Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said in a statement.

ICAN wrote on twitter: “Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state, triggering entry into force and making history.”

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which bans the use, development, production, testing, stationing, stockpiling and threat of use of such weapons was adopted by the UN General Assembly in July 2017 with the approval of 122 countries.

It is now expected to enter into force in January 2021.

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