14-Feb-2019.- On the occasion of the 52nd Anniversary of the adoption and opening for signature of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco), the 33 Member States of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), issued a joint Communiqué in which, inter alia:
Affirm their commitment to contribute to the success of the Fourth Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia, in 2020, convened on 5 December 2018 by Resolution 73/71 of the United Nations General Assembly, and, in this regard, urge all the Parties and Signatories of the Treaties that establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones to participate actively in the preparation of the Fourth Conference, supporting Mongolia, designated coordinator of the Fourth Conference.
Reiterate their commitment to participate constructively in the III Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, to be held from 29 April to 10 May 2019 in New York.
Stress their concern about the international situation, which, among other aspects, is characterized by continuing programs for the modernization of nuclear arsenals, the possible creation of new types of nuclear weapons delivery systems and the increasing threat of use of nuclear weapons in a context of tensions and armed conflicts and threats of terrorism. This occurs when there still are States possessing nuclear weapons, many of those on alert status.