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Belize signs Treaty on the prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Posted: Friday, February 7, 2020. 9:37 am CST.

By BBN Staff: On February 6th, 2020, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations, Lois M. Young, acting on behalf of the Government of Belize, signed the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

The treaty was adopted on July 7th, 2017, and opened for signature on September 20th, 2017.

The goal of the treaty is for the total elimination of nuclear weapons in the world.

“This signing demonstrates the support of the Government of Belize to a world free of nuclear weapons,” a statement from the Government said.

Ambassador Young was accompanied by Andrew Smith, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations.

The United Nations was represented by David K. Nanopoulos, Acting Chief, Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs.


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