The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) welcomes the third anniversary of 122 countries passing a motion to develop the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). With it now receiving nearly 80% of the ratifications it needs to become international law, NFLA members hope such an action is part of a fitting commemoration of the 75th anniversary year of the atomic weapon attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With a month left until the exact 75th anniversary of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, NFLA are also cooperating with its partner Mayors for Peace and with the Nobel Peace Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), of which the NFLA is a member, on plans to commemorate this pivotal anniversary.
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Today marks an important milestone for Fiji. Overnight it deposited its instruments of ratification for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in the United Nations. Fiji was one of a majority of 122 nations that voted to adopt the historic treaty banning nuclear weapons three years ago in the UN general assembly. Fiji has become the 39th country to ratify the treaty: 50 are needed to bring it into force, outlawing nuclear weapons all around the world.
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