Information on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2017)
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The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on 7 July 2017 by the United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination. The Conference was held in New York from 27-31 March and 15 June-7 July 2017.

The final draft of the treaty, found in document A/CONF.229/2017/L.3/Rev.1, was adopted by a vote of 122-1-1. Detailed voting results can be found on the conference website. 

The text of the treaty is available in document A/CONF.229/2017/8. In accordance with its article 13, the Treaty shall be open for signature to all States at United Nations Headquarters in New York as from 20 September 2017.

In accordance with article 15(1), the Treaty shall enter into force 90 days after the fiftieth (50th) instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession has been deposited.

Information on the status, participants and entering into force of the treaty can be obtained through the UN Treaty website, in the Status of Treaties database.

Further information regarding the conference, including conference documents, list of participants, working papers, photos and webcasts, can be found on the conference website.

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