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In order to ensure compliance with the obligations of the Treaty of TlatelolcoContracting parts They established in 1969 the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL).

Who is the Secretary General?

Ambassador Flávio Roberto Bonzanini was born in Guaporé, Rio Grande do Sul, on July 13, 1948. He completed his secondary studies at Artesia High School, in Artesia, New Mexico (USA). He took the diplomacy course at the Rio Branco Institute (IRBr) from 1971 to 1972; He obtained a degree in Law from the Faculty of Legal Sciences of Brazil / RJ (1972) and another degree in Economics from the Federal University of the Federal District / DF (1975); He took the higher studies course (IRBr) in 1990.

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Agency for the prohibition of nuclear weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (opanal)

For a world free of nuclear weapons

Member States

OPANAL is an intergovernmental organization. Its Members are the 33 States of Latin America and the Caribbean. These States signed and ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones

A Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (NWFZ) is a delimited geographical space where these weapons of mass destruction are legally prohibited. NWFZ is a regional non-proliferation mechanism with a view to achieving nuclear disarmament at a global level.

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