UN: Treaty prohibition nuclear weapons will be executed
A UN official reported on Saturday that a 50th country, Honduras, approved an international treaty banning nuclear weapons, which allow it to enter into force after 90 days.
In a statement, Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), declared that today is a victory for humanity, and a promise of a safer future.
In this context, other NGOs welcomed this announcement, including the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which is a coalition that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its main role in achieving the goal of the treaty.
ICAN said in its tweet: Honduras just ratified the Treaty as the 50th state, triggering entry into force and making history.
Moreover, the treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that prohibits the use, development, production, evaluating, stationing, storing and threat of the use of such weapons, was adopted by the UN General Assembly in July 2017 with the authorization of 122 countries. It is currently expected to will be executed in January 2021.
However, states nuclear-armed, such as the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia, has not signed this treaty. But, campaigners wish that its execution will have the same impact as previous international treaties on landmines and cluster munitions, which led to a bad situation to their storing and use, then a change in comportment even in countries that did not sign the treaty.