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Fifty Years of Success of Landmark Treaty of Tlatelolco

Toward A Nuclear Free World | IDN-InDepthNews
February 13, 2017
By Sergio Duarte and Jenifer Mackby

As the first of its kind in a populated area, the Treaty made a fundamental contribution to both global and regional disarmament, peace and security. It includes a number of innovative provisions, such as indefinite duration, prohibition of reservations, a definition of nuclear weapon, a commitment by nuclear-weapon States to respect the militarily denuclearized status of the Zone through negative security assurances and the engagement of its Parties to utilize nuclear energy exclusively for peaceful purposes.
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