Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

For a nuclear-weapons-free world

Member States

OPANAL is an intergovernmental organization. Its Members are the 33 States of Latin American and the Caribbean. These States signed and ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

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Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zones

A Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone (NWFZ) is a delimited geographic space within which these weapons of mass destruction are prohibited by law. NWFZs are a regional nonproliferation mechanism with a view towards the achievement of complete global nuclear disarmament.

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News

18/11/2016.- The Secretary-General of OPANAL unveiled in Tijuana, Mexico, a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco: "Here in Tijuana begins the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone of Latin America and the Caribbean."

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