Council

Ambassador María Gabriela Quinteros
The Presidency of the Council during the months of July and August 2024 is carried out by the Argentine Republic.

The Council is made up of five Member States of the Agency - currently Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama - elected by the General Conference from among the Contracting Parties with due regard to equitable geographical representation.

The Council, in addition to the functions conferred upon it by the Treaty and those assigned to it by the General Conference, must ensure the proper functioning of the Control System, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty and with the decisions adopted by the General Conference and shall submit a Report of its work and any special reports it may deem necessary to the General Conference.

The Council meets ordinarily once every two months and extraordinarily when necessary.

According to the Treaty of Tlatelolco in its Article 10:

  • The Council shall consist of five Members, elected by the General Conference from among the Contracting Parties with due regard to equitable geographical representation;
  • The Members of the Council will be elected for a period of four years. However, in the first election, three will be elected for two years. Outgoing Members will not be re-electable for the subsequent period, unless the number of States for which the Treaty enters into force does not permit it;
  • Each Council Member will have a Representative;
  • The Council will be organized so that it can function continuously;
  • In addition to the powers conferred upon it by this Treaty and those assigned to it by the General Conference, the Council, through the Secretary General, will ensure the proper functioning of the Control System, in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty and with the decisions adopted by the General Conference;
  • The Council will submit to the General Conference an annual report on its activities, as well as any special reports that it deems appropriate or that the General Conference requests;
  • The Council will elect its authorities for each meeting;
  • The decisions of the Council will be made by the vote of a simple majority of its members present and voting;
  • The Council will adopt its own Regulation.

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The presidency is Panama for the months of April and from mMay 2024

The Council is made up of five Member States of the Agency –currently Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Panama – elected by the General Conference from among the Contracting Parties with due regard to equitable geographical representation.

The Council, in addition to the functions conferred upon it by the Treaty and those assigned to it by the General Conference, must ensure the proper functioning of the Control System, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty and with the decisions adopted by the General Conference and shall submit a Report of its work and any special reports it may deem necessary to the General Conference.

The Council meets ordinarily once every two months and extraordinarily when necessary.

According to the Treaty of Tlatelolco in its Article 10:

  • The Council shall consist of five Members, elected by the General Conference from among the Contracting Parties with due regard to equitable geographical representation;
  • The Members of the Council will be elected for a period of four years. However, in the first election, three will be elected for two years. Outgoing Members will not be re-electable for the subsequent period, unless the number of States for which the Treaty enters into force does not permit it;
  • Each Council Member will have a Representative;
  • The Council will be organized so that it can function continuously;
  • In addition to the powers conferred upon it by this Treaty and those assigned to it by the General Conference, the Council, through the Secretary General, will ensure the proper functioning of the Control System, in accordance with the provisions of this Treaty and with the decisions adopted by the General Conference;
  • The Council will submit to the General Conference an annual report on its activities, as well as any special reports that it deems appropriate or that the General Conference requests;
  • The Council will elect its authorities for each meeting;
  • The decisions of the Council will be made by the vote of a simple majority of its members present and voting;
  • The Council will adopt its own Regulation.

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Historical Council Resolutions

C/Res.49

May 21th 2009

Recognition of Ambassador Miguel Marín Bosch

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C/Res.42

December 7th 2006

Strengthening OPANAL

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C/E/Res.38

May 14th 1998

Nuclear tests carried out by India

English

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S/Inf.715

February 4th 1998

Council statement on transport of radioactive waste

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C/Res.37

February 4th 1998

Payment of contributions by Member States

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C/Res.32

August 29st, 1996

Permanent Representatives of the Member States

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C/Res.27

28th October 1994

Technical assistance to developing States Parties

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C/Res.25

28th October 1994

Non-Signatory States of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C / 24 / 2016

15th September 2016

Nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on September 8, 2016

English

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C/Res.01/2016

January 18, 2016

Nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on January 6, 2016

English/ Portuguese

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C/Res.56

July 16, 2013

Compliance with the functions of the Secretariat

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C/Res.55

April 4th 2013

Nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on February 12, 2013

English

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C/Res.54

April 20th 2010

Signing of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms

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C/Res.53

April 8th 2010

Recognition of Dr. Héctor Gros Espiell in the functions of Secretary General of OPANAL, during the period 1972-1981

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C/Res.52

August 20st, 2009

African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty

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C/Res.51

June 8th, 2009

Conference on Disarmament Work Program for the 2009 Session

English

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C/Res.50

June 2th, 2009

Nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on May 25, 2009

English

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C/Res.49

May 21th 2009

Recognition of Ambassador Miguel Marín Bosch

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C/Res.48

May 21th 2009

Recognition to Dr. José Ricardo Martínez Cobo for his important management in the functions of Secretary General, during the period 1981-1985

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C/Res.47

April 17th 2009

Central Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty

English

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C/Res.46

28th October 2007

Increase in the amount of the Reserve Subfund and the Fund for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

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C/Res.45

26th October 2007

Compliance with the functions of the Secretariat

English

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C/Res.44

4th October 2007

Fulfillment of the functions of the Secretariat – Call to the XX Ordinary Period of the General Conference

English

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C/Res.43

June 28th, 2007

Interim functions of the Council following the resignation of the Secretary General

English

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C/Res.42

December 7th 2006

Strengthening OPANAL

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C/Res.41

11th September 2006

Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in Central Asia

English

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C/Res.40

January 10, 2001

Compliance with the functions of the Secretariat

English

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S/Inf.739

S/Inf.738

C/E/Res.39

May 29th 1998

Nuclear tests carried out by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

English

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C/E/Res.38

May 14th 1998

Nuclear tests carried out by India

English

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S/Inf.715

 

C/Res.37

February 4th 1998

Payment of contributions by Member States

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C/Res.36

June 10th, 1997

Participation of non-governmental organizations in the General Conference

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C/Res.35

May 28th 1997

Ordinary Periods of Sessions of the General Conference of OPANAL

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C/Res.34

January 15, 1997

Commemoration of the XXX Anniversary of the opening for signing of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

English

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C/E/Res.33

November 21th 1996

Annual award to personalities who have developed special merits in the formation of the Treaty of Tlatelolco and in the activities of OPANAL or who will do so in the future

English

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C/E/Res.32

November 21th 1996

OPANAL annual award for the best thesis presented by students from universities in the Member States and other interested parties

English

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C/E/Res.31

November 21th 1996

International seminar on the role of the Treaty of Tlatelolco in the creation of other nuclear weapons-free zones

English

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C/E/Res.30

November 21th 1996

Issuance by the OPANAL Member States of a postage stamp commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the opening for signature of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

English

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C/E/Res.29

November 21th 1996

Book on the international validity of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

English

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C/E/Res.28

November 21th 1996

Modification of the OPANAL logo

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S/Inf.651

June 13th, 1996

Council statement on the resumption of nuclear testing by the People's Republic of China

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C/E/Res.27Rev.

April 3th 1996

Cooperation with other nuclear weapons-free zones

English/ French

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C/E/Res.26

December 5th 1995

Strengthening the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

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C/Res.25B

August 28st, 1995

Strategy to achieve an immediate moratorium on nuclear tests

English

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C/Res.25A

November 17th 1994

Agency Budget for the Fiscal Year 1994 – Allocation of the share of the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the apportionment of OPANAL expenses for 1994

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C/Res.24

December 11th 1990

Declaration on common Argentine-Brazilian nuclear policy

English

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C/Res.23

November 8th 1990

Status of the Treaty of Tlatelolco – Request from the Government of the Republic of Cuba to be considered an Observer

English

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C/Res.22Rev.1

May 10th 1990

Modifications to the Treaty of Tlatelolco

English

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C/Res.21

June 24th, 1986

Celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the opening for signing of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.20

April 28th 1986

Compliance with article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.19

17th October 1984

Election of Secretary General

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C/Res.18

November 27th 1981

Neutron bomb

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C/Res.17

December 16th 1980

Handover of the Secretariat to the new Secretary General

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C/Res.16

23th October 1979

Coordination of the criteria and points of view of the States Parties to the Treaty of Tlatelolco at the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of 1980

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C/Res.15

23th October 1979

Election of new Secretary General

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C/Res.14

March 27th 1979

Vote of thanks to the Government of Ecuador for the offer of the city of Quito as the venue for the Sixth Session of the General Conference

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C/Res.13

January 29, 1976

Offer of the city of Caracas as the venue for the Fifth Period of Sessions of the General Conference of OPANAL

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C/Res.12

January 29, 1976

Recognition of the Council to the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Antonio González de León

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C/Res.11

January 29, 1976

Application of article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.10

November 22th 1974

Application of article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

English

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C/Res.09

August 27st, 1974

Application of article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.08

March 8th 1974

Status of Additional Protocol I to the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.07

August 3st, 1973

Communication from the Government of Panama

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C/Res.06

May 7th 1973

Communication from the "National Movement for Liberation and Independence of the People of Cuba"

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C/Res.05

January 18, 1973

Application of article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.04

August 18st, 1972

Application of article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.03

November 17th 1970

Observance of article 14 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.02

November 17th 1970

Application of article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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C/Res.01

November 17th 1970

Draft safeguards agreement that could serve as a basis for the negotiations provided for in Article 13 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

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