Honduras has just ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, meaning that the minimum number required for it to come into force has been reached.
There are currently 193 member states of the United Nations – 122 (63%) of them have approved the accord on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Now 50 states (26% of UN membership) agree that they will “… never under any circumstances develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.“
This a great step towards ridding the world of these most terrible weapons of mass destruction. A most significant next step would be to see a real move towards to reducing stockpiles and nuclear disarmament by the 5 main nuclear powers: United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom and France. – these 5 states are essentially holding world safety up to a nuclear ransom… isn’t it time that things changed?
image: “Nuclear Explosion Fantasy” by Maxwell Hamilton on flickr.com
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