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Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

Organismo para la Proscripción de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe

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image by Ivan Sache, 18 May 2020



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OPANAL

OPANAL (Organismo para la Proscripción de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe - Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean) was established in 1969 by the Contracting Parties of the Treaty of Tlatelolco.
OPANAL is the only regional body in the world devoted entirely to the achievement of nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

All the 33 States of Latin America and the Caribbean are Parties to the Treaty of Tlatelolco and, as such, Members of OPANAL.
By provision of Article 7 of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, OPANAL headquarters is located in Mexico City.

The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) was opened for signature on 14 February 1967 in Mexico City. Founding Parties are Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Ivan Sache, 18 May 2020


The Flag

The flag of OPANAL is white with the agency's emblem.
The emblem of OPANAL is composed of a map of Latin America and the Caribbean (represented in gray on the flag), superimposed to six concentric circles, the whole surrounded by "TRATADO DE TLATELOLCO" on top and "OPANAL" in base.

Photos
http://www.opanal.org/en/50-anniversary-plaza-tres-culturas/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453744@N05/49034508703/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453744@N05/47138681141/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453744@N05/39413082225/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453744@N05/32935654046/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/144453744@N05/32852818011/

Ivan Sache, 18 May 2020