More than 75 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the treaty to ban these weapons with catastrophic humanitarian consequences enters into force. Countries that have acceded to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons are obliged to abide by the prohibitions of the Treaty and to implement its obligations. The normative impact of the treaty will grow as member states and civil society strive for its full implementation and universalization.
“Nuclear weapons have always been immoral, now they are illegal,” said Beatrice Finn, ICAN’s chief executive. “The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is a victory for all people, made possible by the efforts of civil society and the international community. Several nations have held the world hostage to these horrific weapons. The treaty breaks those chains and sets a new course for the world.” “without nuclear weapons.”
January 21, 2021, is a key milestone in the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. All over the world, IKAN activists mark the historic day, and just as much to celebrate precisely because of these efforts of ICAN two years ago, the Coalition won the Nobel Peace Prize. From Macedonia, a member of ICAN is CSOs – Journalists for Human Rights.
The entry into force of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is a day of great importance for ICAN and for international peace and security. This is the beginning of a new chapter: the end of nuclear weapons.