International Atomic Energy Agency
(Unofficial electronic edition)
12 July 1993
Amendments to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (Tlatelolco Treaty)
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- The Special Session of the General Conference of the Agency
Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
26, August 1992, amendments to Articles 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 of
- The Annex to this document contains the amended articles,
which are now
open for signature.
- The Government of Mexico, in its capacity as depositary of
Tlatelolco Treaty, has requested the International Atomic Energy
circulate the amendment for the information of all Member States.
Amendments to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America
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Amended version of Articles 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 of the Tlatelolco Treaty
||The Contracting Parties to the Treaty shall simultaneously
the Agency a copy of the reports submitted to the International
Energy Agency which relate to matters subject of this Treaty that
relevant to the work of the Agency.
||The information furnished by the Contracting Parties shall
totally or partially, disclosed or transmitted to third parties,
addressees of the reports, except when the Contracting Parties
their express consent.
- At the request of any of the Contracting Parties and with
authorization of the Council, the General Secretary may request
the Contracting Parties to provide the Agency with complementary
supplementary information regarding any extraordinary event or
circumstance which affects the compliance with this Treaty,
his reasons. The Contracting Parties undertake to co-operate
and fully with the General Secretary.
- The General Secretary shall inform the Council and the
Parties forthwith of such requests and of the respective replies.
Text: replacing existing Article 16:
- The International Atomic Energy Agency has the power of
special inspections in accordance with Article 12 and with the
agreements referred to in Article 13 of this Treaty.
- At the request of any of the Contracting Parties and in
the procedures established in Article 15 of this Treaty, the
may submit for the consideration of the International Atomic
Agency a request that the necessary mechanisms be put into
carry out a special inspection.
- The General Secretary shall request the Director General
International Atomic Energy Agency to transmit to him in a timely
manner the information forwarded to the Board of Governors of the
relating to the conclusion of the special inspection. The General
Secretary shall make this information available to the Council
- The Council, through the General Secretary, shall transmit
information to all the Contracting Parties.
- The Agency may conclude such agreements with the
Energy Agency, as are authorized by the General Conference and as
considers likely to facilitate the efficient operation of the
System established by this Treaty.
The remaining paragraphs of Article 19 are then renumbered as
Article 20, with consequential renumbering of subsequent
- The Agency may also enter into relations with any
international organization or
body, especially any which may be established in the future to
supervise disarmament or
measures for the control of armaments in any part of the world.
- The Contracting Parties may, if they see fit, request the
advice of the Inter-American
Nuclear Energy Commission on all technical matters connected with
the application of this
Treaty with which the Commission is competent to deal under its
[*] Published in the United Nations Treaty
Series, Vol. 634, No.
9068; in the IAEA Legal Series, Vol. 9; and in IAEA document