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

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

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

note – acronym from Organismo para la Proscripcion de las Armas Nucleares en la America Latina y el Caribe (OPANAL)

 

established – 14 February 1967 under the Treaty of Tlatelolco; effective – 25 April 1969 on the 11th ratification

 

aim – to encourage the peaceful uses of atomic energy and prohibit nuclear weapons

 

members – (33) Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

 

 

reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html