Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zones

Similar to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, five Treaties on regional Nuclear-Weapons-Free-Zones require parties to conclude a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the IAEA. These Treaties cover Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Africa and Central Asia.

The NPT explicitly refers to the right of any group of States to conclude regional treaties to assure β€œthe total absence of nuclear weapons in their respective territories.” Such regional Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones help strengthen global nuclear non-proliferation and consolidate international efforts towards peace and security.

There are five Treaties on regional Nuclear-Weapons-Free-Zones that require its parties to conclude a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the IAEA:

 

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones UNODA

Source: UN Office for Disarmament Affairs

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