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Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

*Best Disarmament Policy awarded to Latin American Nuclear Weapons Free

OPANAL receives the Future Policy Award The Treaty of Tlatelolco that established the first nuclear-weapon-free zone in an inhabited area –Latin America and the Caribbean – won this year’s Future Policy Award as “the world’s best disarmament policy”.

The prestigious prize was received by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) at a ceremony at the United Nations on October 23

The Future Policy Award highlights effective policies that have been implemented on national or international level to address key global issues, and aims to promote them and inspire other countries to adopt similar measures. The award was organized for the fifth year by the World Future Council, and co-sponsored by the UN Office for Disarmament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The seven disarmament policies awarded this year, addressing various disarmament issues such as outlawing inhumane weapons or small-arms control, included two other nuclear-weapons related policies: the nuclear-free statuses of New Zealand (silver award) and Mongolia (honorable mention).

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