Philippines, 121 other UN member states voted for nuclear weapons ban treaty – DFA


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The Deparment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today confirmed the Philippines with 122 United Nations (UN) members who adopted a legally-binding treaty that prohibits nuclear weapons.

Based on DFA’s statement, the polls at the UN were crucial and important steps to the full loss of nuclear weapons.

Philippine Permanent Representative told the UN Teodoro Locsin Jr., the Philippines favor the agreement because it is the right thing to do.

According to Locsin, the treaty reinforces the existing agreements and is of great contribution to the purpose of disarmament or disarmament architecture.

Based on the agreement, any nuclear-weapon-related activities prohibited, such as development, testing, production, manufacture, purchase, custody or stockpiling of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use Of this weapon.

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Countries like so-called military giants with their own nuclear weapons like the US, Russia and North Korea did not participate in negotiations or dialogues while voting against the Netherlands and abstaining from Singapore.

The DFA statement also stated that the Philippine delegation to attend the talks was guided by the Constitution provision which states that nuclear weapons are prohibited in the territory of the country.

It also underscores the Philippine obligation under the Bangkok Treaty for the establishment of the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone.

In a joint statement of delegations from the US, France and the United Kingdom they announced they did not participate in the talks and they did not intend to sign, ratify and become part of the nuclear ban treaty.

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The agreement is open for signing on September 19, 2017 and will be effective, 90 days after ratification of 50 countries.

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