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

26 February 2019
The 33 Member States of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and
the Caribbean (OPANAL):
  1. Commemorate this day the 52nd Anniversary of the adoption of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean – Treaty of Tlatelolco.
  2. Also commemorate, in 2019, 50 years of continuous work by OPANAL, ensuring the full implementation of the Treaty of Tlatelolco and affirming itself as the sole regional intergovernmental organization in the world that effectively contributes to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
  3. Recall that, for more than five decades, the Treaty of Tlatelolco, with the permanent work of OPANAL, has guaranteed that Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as vast areas adjacent to their territories, are kept free of nuclear weapons, without prejudice to the exercise of the inalienable right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This Treaty is respected by the six States Party to the Additional Protocols to the Treaty of Tlatelolco: United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China and the Netherlands. Read More.