On the 22nd, one month after the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into effect, the United Nations announced that two new countries had ratified the treaty, bringing the number of countries and regions ratified to 54.
International NGOs say more than 20 more countries have officially announced their intention to ratify, and the focus is on how much support for the treaty will grow.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is the first treaty banning the development, manufacture, possession and use of nuclear weapons and came into effect on January 22nd.
On the 22nd, one month after the entry into force, the United Nations announced on its official website that the Philippines in Southeast Asia newly deposited ratification documents to the United Nations on the 18th and the island nation of the Indian Ocean, Comoros, on the 19th. The number of countries and regions ratified in is 54.
The ICAN = International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, an international NGO, states that 24 other countries have officially announced their intention to ratify, including Brazil in South America, Ethiopia in Africa, and Indonesia in Southeast Asia. It is.
However, not all nuclear-weapon states and NATO countries and Japan under the umbrella of nuclear weapons have participated in the treaty, and nuclear weapons will not be reduced immediately.
Proponents of the treaty expect that the establishment of a new international norm that nuclear weapons are illegal will put pressure on nuclear-weapon states in the future, and the focus will be on how much support for the treaty will grow in the future.