Anti-nuclear weapons protesters scale Australian building

Anti-nuclear weapons protesters scale Australian building

More than 40 countries signed the treaty during a high level signing ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in NY.

Amid deepening anxiety over the risk of war between the United States and North Korea, much of the worldwide community is embracing the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Dozens of countries have signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests.

The treaty outlaws the use, threat of use, testing, development, production, possession, transfer and stationing in a different country of nuclear weapons.

Having met the 50-vote requirement, the ban will take effect after 90 days.

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"The treaty acknowledged global geopolitical dynamics that call for the elimination of nuclear weapons before these weapons could annihilate humanity", he said.

However, the countries with nuclear weapons and their allies are not involved in the negotiations.

The United States, the United Kingdom and France had refused to take part in the negotiation of the treaty and said they have no intention to sign it. "We can not allow these doomsday weapons to endanger our world and our children's future", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

The treaty was adopted on 7 of July in the year 2017. A delegation of pilgrims from the World Council of Churches was in Hiroshima for the commemoration, and they are building a movement to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

The U.S., Britain and France said the prohibition wouldn't work and would end up disarming their nations while emboldening "bad actors", in U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley's words.

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Many world leaders have dedicated a portion of their speeches to the General Assembly this week to addressing the North Korean nuclear threat.

Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, also participated in the ceremony.

"It will raise public awareness about the risks of nuclear weapons".

The signing ceremony was a success, with 51 nations having now ratified it.

China - Asia's biggest nuclear power - has embarked on a long-term modernization program focused on making qualitative improvements to its nuclear forces, rather than on significantly increasing their size.

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Japan's top government officials say the country did not sign because its approach to achieving a nuclear weapons ban is different from the treaty, even though nuclear abolition is their ultimate shared goal.

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