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Where are the nuclear free zones?

Where are the nuclear free zones?

Nuclear-weapon-free zone

Treaty Region Land km2
Tlatelolco Latin America and the Caribbean 21,069,501
Seabed Seabed
Rarotonga South Pacific 9,008,458
Bangkok ASEAN 4,465,501

How many nuclear-weapon-free zones are there?

What is a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone? A nuclear-weapon-free zone (NWFZ) is a specified region in which countries commit themselves not to manufacture, acquire, test, or possess nuclear weapons. Five such zones exist today, with four of them spanning the entire Southern Hemisphere.

Where is the first nuclear-weapon-free zone?

Palau became the first nuclear-free nation in 1980. New Zealand was the first Western-allied nation to legislate towards a national nuclear free zone by effectively renouncing the nuclear deterrent.

How do you create a nuclear-weapon-free zone?

Nuclear-weapon-free zones should be established on the basis of arrangements freely arrived at among the States of the region concerned. The initiative to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone should emanate exclusively from States within the region concerned and be pursued by all States of that region.

Are there any nuclear weapon free zones in the world?

The Antarctic, seabed, and space zones preceded all but one of the zones on national territories. Most of the Earth’s oceans above the seabed are not covered by NWFZs since freedom of the seas restricts restrictions in international waters. The UN has also recognized one additional country, Mongolia, as having nuclear-weapon-free status .

Are there any nuclear weapons free areas in Australia?

You can help by adding to it. (July 2017) Many Australian local government areas of Australia have passed anti-nuclear weaponry legislation; notable among these are Brisbane, capital of Queensland, which has been nuclear weapon free since 1983, and the South and North Sydney councils.

Are there any non NWS nuclear weapons states?

The majority of non-NWS non-NWFZ states are in Europe and the North Pacific and are members of (or surrounded by) collective security alliances with nuclear weapons states dating from the Cold War and predating the NWFZ movement.

Where was the first nuclear free zone in the US?

A number of towns, cities and counties in the United States established themselves as Nuclear-Free Zones in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The first was Missoula, Montana.