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Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

  • Palgrave Macmillan
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Agency (Organismo para la Proscriptión de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe) was established following the Cuban missile crisis to guarantee implementation of the world’s first Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (NWFZ) in the region. Created by the Treaty of Tlatelolco (1967), OPANAL is an inter-governmental agency responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Treaty are enforced. OPANAL has played a major role in establishing other NWFZs throughout the world.

Keywords

Member State Nuclear Weapon Central Business District Official Language Southern African Development Community 
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