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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 2018

Source: United Nations,


This map shows the geography of the UN General Assembly vote in July 2017. The states that were against a nuclear weapons ban did not take part in the vote. They consisted of those which already had nuclear weapons and their allies; the Netherlands was the only country to take part in the vote and to vote against. The majority of member states were for: these were mainly from the South (from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia) but also from Europe (Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria). Ratification of this treaty has been open for a short time and remains limited (19 states in January 2019). ICAN, the NGO that militated in favor of the treaty, obtained the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.


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